ABUBAKAR SADDIQUE AHMED Education September 29, 2020

NSMQ2020: Prempeh College Dismantles St. Thomas Aquinas and Asanteman SHS to reach quarterfinals



The highly anticipated contest at the One-eighth Stage of the National Science & Maths Quiz came off with Prempeh College emerging winners. The four-time NSMQ Champions – Prempeh College (1994, 1996, 2015, and 2017) – gave a spectacular performance against St. Thomas Aquinas SHS (NSMQ 2013 Champions) and Asanteman SHS.

Contestants seated


This is not the first time the two big shots have battled it out on the NSMQ stage. In 2017, Ghana’s social media space held its breath as Prempeh College, St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School and Adisadel College battled it out on at the Grand Finale for the most coveted trophy in the country.

This year was not any different, the tension and suspense was palpable as the two heavyweights dueled with Asanteman SHS.

In Round One, Prempeh College led the group with 14 points. Asanteman showed a lot of potential by ending the round in second place with 11 points, while St. Thomas Aquinas SHS came in third with eight points. In the subsequent rounds, however, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS pulled their weight to overtake Asanteman SHS.

The contestants solving the Problem of the Day

At the end of the contest, Prempeh College won with 49 points, followed by St. Thomas Aquinas SHS with 31 points and Asanteman SHS placed third with 23 points

Here’s a breakdown of how the contest panned out:

Round One – General questions on Chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics

Prempeh College: 14

Asanteman SHS: 11

St. Thomas Aquinas SHS: 8


Round Two – Speed Race

Prempeh College: 22

St. Thomas Aquinas SHS: 6

Asanteman SHS: 16


Round Three – Problem of the Day

Prempeh College: 25

St. Thomas Aquinas SHS: 9

Asanteman SHS: 19


Round Four – True or False

Prempeh College: 41

St. Thomas Aquinas SHS: 25

Asanteman SHS: 23


Round Five – Riddles

Prempeh College: 49

St. Thomas Aquinas SHS: 31

Asanteman SHS: 23

The National Science & Maths and Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with Absa Bank Ghana Limited and supported by Joy News, Prudential Life Insurance, Goil, Airtel Tigo, Dano Milk, Academic City, Accra College of Medicine, Academic City, Central University, GTP, Adansi Travels, Medifem Multi-specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Third Eyecare Vision Centre and YFM.

The NSMQ is proudly produced by Primetime. 


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