The National Championship of 2021 National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ) will be held in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. In the early years of the NSMQ, the Northern Sector part of the competition was held on the KNUST campus.
However, with the change to a single, nationwide competition in 1998, the National Championship, which brings together the best brains of Ghana’s second-cycle institutions, has been produced in Accra.
However, this year’s National Championship will return to Kumasi in a bid to bring the competition closer to its fans.
The KNUST campus will be the battleground to determine which Senior High School will clinch the coveted trophy and the bragging rights as champions of science and maths education in Ghana.
The Ashanti Region is regarded as one of the NSMQ powerhouses with six trophies, the second-highest after the Greater Accra Region. The One-eighth Stage to the Grand Finale is scheduled from November 12 to November 26, 2021.
This will be after the Preliminary Stage of the competition has been completed at the various zonal and regional levels. It is expected that Kumasi will produce yet another competitive and exciting contest.
The official launch will take place on October 19, after which 119 schools will contest in the Preliminary Stage of the competition. Reigning champions, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School and 26 other seeded schools will later join the competition at the One-eighth Stage after the 81 qualifying schools from the Preliminary Stage have been determined.
Defending Champions, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon, will be yearning to make a third consecutive appearance at the Grand Finale on November 26 and possibly extend their dominance.
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