At least seven private high schools in Ghana will compete in the 2023 National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ).
Which schools make up the 7 Private Senior High Schools to contest in 2023 NSMQ?
The seven schools are Hope College, Louis Rutten Senior High School, Otoo Memorial Senior High School, Regentropfen Senior High School, Sonrise Christian High School, S.t Andrews Senior High School, and Wallahs Academy.
The addition of the seven Private SHS has been welcomed as a good move. Private schools in Ghana will now have a fair representation in the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ). It is hoped that the seven schools will give a good account of them. If some of the schools make it to the national event and perform well, the organizers would not hesitate to increase the number in later events.
The NSMQ is an annual science and mathematics competition for senior high schools in Ghana. It is organized by Primetime Limited, and it is one of the most popular and prestigious academic competitions in the country.
The 2023 NSMQ will be launched on September 26, 2023. The preliminary stage will take place from October 6 to 13, 2023. The one-eighth stage will take place on October 11 to 13, 2023. The quarterfinals will take place from October 15 to 17, 2023. The semifinals will take place on October 19, 2023. The grand finale will take place on October 24, 2023.
The NSMQ is designed to promote the study of science and mathematics in Ghana. It also helps students develop quick thinking and a probing and scientific mind about the everyday world around them. The NSMQ also fosters healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools.
The inclusion of seven private schools in the 2023 NSMQ is a significant development. It is a sign that private schools are becoming more competitive in the field of science and mathematics education. It is also a sign that the NSMQ is becoming more inclusive and accessible to students from all backgrounds.
The top five winners of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) in Ghana
- Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) – 7 wins (1995, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2020, 2022)
- Prempeh College – 5 wins (1994, 1996, 2015, 2017, 2021)
- St. Peter’s Senior High School – 3 wins (2000, 2005, 2018)
- Opoku Ware School – 2 wins (1997, 2002)
- Achimota School – 2 wins (1998, 2004)
These schools have consistently performed well in the NSMQ over the years, and they are considered to be among the best schools in Ghana for science and mathematics education.
The NSMQ is a very competitive competition, and it is a great honor for any school to win. The top five winners of the NSMQ are some of the most prestigious schools in Ghana, and they are known for their academic excellence.