PRESEC Wins NSMQ2020 to Make it Number 6!

Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC), Legon has just won the Ghana National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) for the sixth time in its history.

PRESEC has won the competition more than any other school in the country, with the closest being Prempeh college who have won it four times.

The final clash was one which featured PRESEC (now 6 times champions), Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) (2 time champion) and Adisadel College (ADISCO) (one time champion).

The boys from Legon, Accra, were pretty much dominant from the start. They led rounds one and two, but were bettered by OWASS and ADISCO during the “problem of the day” as they scored 6 and 8 respectively – PRESEC scored 5 for this round.

The fourth round started in quiet a feisty fashion as all the schools kept answering their questions correctly. But towards the end of the round, PRESEC and OWASS started to fumble as ADISCO got in gear and actually answered all their questions in the round – this helped them close the gap with PRESEC, Legon.

In the fifth round which was the round for riddles, PRESEC once again showed dominance when they shared the spoils with OWASS, but ADISCO were unable to successfully answer any question here.

At the end of the clash, PRESEC came up tops, making it the only school to have won trophies for the NSMQ for keeps (and this is the second time they are winning it for keeps, after winning the first trophy 3 times and then this for another 3).

The NSMQ this year was held despite the challenges of the COVID-19, and it is quite commendable how the organizers were able to navigate the difficult situation.


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