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October 31, 2020

St. Augustine’s College, 2019 NSMQ Champions, toppled by Accra Academy

Oct 05, 2020

Accra Academy has toppled the reigning champions of the NSMQ, St. Augustine’s College, in an incredible battle of wits in the third contest of the Quarterfinal Stage.

The contest was keenly contested, with St. Augustine’s College and Accra Academy ending the first round with 27 points each, while Kumasi Secondary Technical School followed with 17 points.

Kumasi Sec. Tech. dominated Round Three’s Problem of the Day with eight points

St. Augustine’s College and Accra Academy kept swapping places in the lead in the subsequent rounds. In the third round, Kumasi Secondary Technical School scored the highest in the Problem of the Day with eight points, while Accra Academy and St. Augustine’s College scored four and one point respectively.

In Round Five, Accra Academy and St. Augustine’s College tied again with 50 points after the third riddle. The journey for the reigning champions ended when Accra Academy answered the last riddle correctly to secure a spectacular win.

A shocked supporter of St. Augustine’s College

Apart from winning the contest, Accra Academy also walked out of the auditorium as the AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day. 

Accra Academy receiving their AirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award

Here’s a breakdown of the contest:

Contest Three

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

St Augustine’s College: 27

Accra Academy: 27

Kumasi Sec. Tech. Sch: 17


Round Two – The Speed race

Accra Academy: 36

St Augustine’s College: 33

Kumasi Sec Tech Sch: 17


Round Three – Problem of the Day

Accra Academy: 40

St Augustine’s College: 34

Kumasi Sec Tech Sch: 25


Round Four – True or False

Accra Academy: 50

St Augustine’s College: 44

Kumasi Sec Tech Sch: 38


Round Five – Riddles

Accra Academy: 53

St Augustine’s College: 50

Kumasi Sec Tech Sch: 38

The National Science & Maths 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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