Presec, Wesley Girls & Achimota among 27 schools in 2023 NSMQ quarter-finals (LIST)
Presec, Wesley Girls & Achimota among 27 schools in 2023 NSMQ quarter-finals (LIST)

Presec, Wesley Girls & Achimota among 27 schools in 2023 NSMQ quarter-finals (LIST)

The one-eighth contests of the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) drew to a close yesterday, with 27 Senior High Schools clinching coveted spots in the highly anticipated quarter-finals.


Remarkably, this achievement not only secures their position in the ensuing rounds but also guarantees these schools an automatic qualification for the 2024 edition of the competition.

Eight schools achieved a notable feat by besting previously seeded schools, emerging as fresh contenders.

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Among the notable newcomers are Wesley Girls’ SHS, who, commenced their journey at the regional stage before advancing to the preliminaries. Mpraeso SHS also made a mark by prevailing over Ghana National in a revenge match.

In a remarkable comeback, Achimota School, which suffered defeat at the hands of St. Augustine’s in the preceding year, demonstrated their resilience.

Furthermore, Wesley Grammar School and St. Louis Girls' caused quite a stir by surpassing last year's finalist, Adisadel College.

St. John’s School, Yilo Krobo SHS, and G.S.T.S. also secured their places, adding an extra layer of excitement to the competition.

Meanwhile, reigning champions Presec Legon and the 2022 first runners-up, Prempeh College, successfully retained their positions as seeded schools.

Keta SHTS, finalists in 2021, showcased their prowess by clinching victory in their one-eighth contest with an impressive score of 70 points — marking the highest score achieved in the competition thus far.

The quarterfinal matches are slated to unfold from Sunday, October 15 to October 17, promising intense competition. Only nine schools will ultimately advance to the semi-finals, scheduled for October 19.

Below is the list of the 27 seeded schools for the NSMQ 2024:

  1. Wesley Girls' High School
  2. Opoku Ware School
  3. Tamale SHS
  4. Mpraeso SHS
  5. Osel Tutu SHS
  6. St. Augustine's College
  7. Bishop Herman College
  8. St. John's School
  9. Keta SHTS
  10. Osel Kyeretwie SHS
  11. Pope John Sem. & SHS
  12. Kumasi Sec. Tech. Sch.
  13. Kumasi High School
  14. St. James Sem. SHS
  15. Yilo Krobo SHS
  16. Achimota School
  17. Aburi Presby SHTS
  18. Mfantsipim School
  19. Wesley Grammar School
  20. Abetitl Presby SHS
  21. GSTS
  22. Anglican SHS, Kumas)
  23. Mawull School
  24. Accra Academy
  25. St. Louis SHS
  26. Prempeh College
  27. PRESEC, Legon

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