All is set for the commencement of this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) after the program was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 25th edition of the NSMQ will commence today, September 8, 2020.
The annual event organised by Primetime Limited was officially launched on Tuesday, September 1.
Balloting for the preliminary rounds of the quiz was done by dignitaries from the Ghana Education Service (GES) on behalf of the various schools on the same day.
St. Augustine’s College won the 2019 edition of the NSMQ. 2013 winners St Thomas Aquinas will begin the prelims with St Mary’s SHS and Ghanata SHS today September 8.
Managing Director of Primetime Limited, Nana Akua Akoma-Asare said in an interview on Accra based Joy FM that audience will only be allowed at the final stage of the quiz. She added that her company is working assiduously to ensure that everything falls in place.
“We will ensure all contestants are tested. We are working with Noguchi to be able to ensure that it is done. We will only allow audience at the final stage”
The National Science & Maths Quiz seeks to promote the study of Science and Mathematics in the country. The programme has been popular at unearthing local young scholarly talent since 1993, and was adjudged the CIMG TV Programme of the Year 2017.