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NSMQ: Opoku Ware School ends Accra Academy’s dream of winning the trophy for the first time

The two-time NSMQ Champions will be making their eighth appearance at the NSMQ Grand Finale, drawing a step closer to a third trophy, since they last won the National Championship in 2002.

The first contest at the NSMQ 2020 Semifinal Stage featured two-time NSMQ Champions, Opoku Ware School (1997, 2002), Accra Academy and Boa Amponsem SHS, with Opoku Ware School securing the first slot to the Finals.

In the first round, Accra Academy was at the forefront of the competition with 23 points, while Opoku Ware School and Boa Amponsem SHS followed with 20 and 10 points respectively.

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The contest took an interesting turn in Round Two’s Speed Race, as Opoku Ware School came in stronger to overtake Accra Academy with an eight-point margin.

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Things went further downhill for Accra Academy in the third round, when they scored only two points in the Problem of the Day, likewise Boa Amponsem SHS. Opoku Ware School on the other hand, scored eight points to further widen the gap between them and their contenders.

At the end of Round Four, Opoku Ware School gave no leeway to their contenders and was far ahead with 55 points, leading their closest contender by a 17-point margin.

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In Round Five, the first three riddles went unanswered. Boa Amponsem SHS closed the contest by answering the last riddle on the second clue for four points.

At the end of contest, all the three  schools walked away with some cash prizes from the Absa Money Zone. The final scores of each of the schools were multiplied by GH₵15.00, converted to cash and presented to each of the three team members and their teacher.

With 55 points at the end of the contest, Opoku Ware School stand the chance of winning theAirtelTigo Highest Scorer of the Day award, worth GH₵5000.00

Here’s a breakdown of the contest:

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

Accra Academy: 23

Opoku Ware School: 20

Boa Amponsem SHS: 10


Round Two – Speed Race

Opoku Ware School: 31

Boa Amponsem SHS: 9

Accra Academy: 23


Round Three – Problem of the Day

Opoku Ware School: 8

Boa Amponsem SHS: 2

Accra Academy: 2


Round Four – True or False

Opoku Ware School: 55

Boa Amponsem SHS: 18

Accra Academy: 38


Round Five – Riddles

Opoku Ware School: 55

Accra Academy: 38

Boa Amponsem SHS: 22

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