The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is the longest-running independent production on television among Second Cycle Schools in Ghana. Coverghana.com.gh has gathered.
The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is aimed at encouraging the study of the Sciences and Mathematics at the Second Cycle institutions in Ghana.
A key element of the National Science & Maths Quiz is claiming the bragging rights as national champions of Science and Maths.
Participants or Contestants over the years look forward to winning so they can beat their chests and recount how they beat so and so school to win the trophy.
According to available data, the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) was won in 1994 by the Prempeh College, Kumasi while the defending champions as of now is the Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon.
Since 1994, a total of eleven (11) different schools have won the National Science and Maths Quiz contests.
The table below shows, the list of schools and the year they won the National Science and Maths Quiz
|S/N||NAME OF SCHOOL||YEAR|
|1||Prempeh College, Kumasi||1994|
|2||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||1995|
|3||Prempeh College, Kumasi||1996|
|4||Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||1997|
|5||Achimota School, Accra||1998|
|6||Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||1999|
|7||St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia||2000|
|8||Pope John Secondary School, Koforidua||2001|
|9||Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||2002|
|10||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2003|
|11||Achimota School, Accra||2004|
|12||St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia||2005|
|13||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2006|
|14||St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||2007|
|15||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2008|
|16||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2009|
|17||Ghana Secondary Technical School, Accra||2012|
|18||St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Accra||2013|
|19||Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||2014|
|20||Prempeh College, Kumasi||2015|
|22||Prempeh College, Kumasi||2017|
|23||St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia||2018|
|24||St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||2019|
|25||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||2020|
|26||Prempeh College, Kumasi||2021|
FIRST TO HAVE WON THE TITLE IN 1994
2. PREMPEH COLLEGE
The Prempeh College, Kumasi, has won the National Science and Maths Quiz for five time. Prempeh College was the first to have won the title in 1994 and subsequently went on to win the third edition in 1996. They also won the contest in 2015, 2017 and 2021.
2. OPOKU WARE SCHOOL
The top city rivals of Prempeh College is Opoku Ware School followed their heels and won the 1997 edition and later, the 2002 edition.
The Lionel Messi of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ)
3. PRESBYTERIAN BOYS’ SECONDARY SCHOOL (PRESEC)
The current and old students of Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School (PRESEC) will seize every opportunity to let you know they are the Lionel Messi of the National Science and Maths Quiz. Having won the quiz six (6) times (1995, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2020), they indeed deserve to flaunt it. It definitely is no mean achievement.
THE ONLY MIXED SCHOOL TO HAVE WON THE TITLE
4. ACHIMOTA SCHOOL
It is worth saying that in the history of the National Science and Maths Quiz, Achimota School has been the only mixed school to have won the title. They have won the competition on two occasions in 1998 and 2004. All other winners have been boys’ schools. No girls’ school has won the competition, despite being in the finals quite a number of times.
5. MFANTSIPIM SCHOOL
In 1999, Mfantsipim School, touted as “the School” won its first title. Of the three contestants, perhaps the name that stands out is that of Bubune Adih. He was the toast of the 1999 edition and captured the heart of the then quiz mistress, Professor Marian Ewurama Addy.
HISTORIC ANTECEDENT OF 2000 AND 2001 COMPETITION
The editions of 2000 and 2001 saw the trophy move to the Eastern region, as St. Peter’s Secondary School and Pope John Secondary School won the competition respectively. St. Peter’s later won the 2005 edition of the quiz.
6. ST. AUGUSTINE COLLEGE
In Ghana @50 edition of the quiz in 2007, St. Augustine’s College were crowned proud winners.
7. GHANA SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Ghana Secondary Technical School won the 2012 edition.
8. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
St. Thomas Aquinas picked up the 2013 edition, beating stiff competition from Presbyterian Boys’ and a rather laid back Mfantsiman Girls’ team, in what was a keenly contested final.
After a nearly 15-year trophy drought, Mfantsipim School won the 19th edition in 2014, with Prempeh College winning the 20th edition in 2015.
The table below shows the detailed information on the schools that won the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) and the number of times they won the contest since 1994.
|S/N||SCHOOL||NO. OF TIMES WON NSMQ|
|1||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||6|
|2||Prempeh College, Kumasi||5|
|3||St. Peter’ SHS, Nkwatia||3|
|4||Opoku Ware School||2|
|6||Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||2|
|7||St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||2|
|8||Ghana Secondary Technical School, Accra||1|
|9||St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School,||1|
|11||Pope John Secondary School, Koforidua||1|