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NSMQ: Agogo State College win preliminary stage contest

Agogo State College on Thursday won the first contest in the preliminary stage of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

Three schools featured in Day one of the Ashanti Region Preliminary Stage contest on Thursday morning held at GNAT Hall of the University of Ghana.

To prove their worth, Kumasi Sec Tech and Islamic SHS, Kumasi  battled it out fiercely with Agogo State College to secure a spot in the next round of the competition.

Joseph Mensah and Daffour Kwaku Michael who led Agogo State College to a great win showed great composure after taking the lead in the first round of the competition. However, round 2 saw Kumasi Senior High Technical School and Islamic Senior High School gain more points than Agogo State College but that did not get them close to   Agogo State College’s 27 points.

At the start of round 3, Agogo State College had 27 points, Kumasi Senior High had 22 points and Islamic Senior High School had 14 points. Both Agogo State College and Kumasi Senior High secured all 10 points in round three from the Problem of the Day with Islamic state clinching 7 out of the 10 points.

Agogo State College emerged winners after round five with 50 points followed closely by Kumasi Senior High who scored 45 points and Islamic Senior High School with 25 points.

Here’s a breakdown of Contest One of the Ashanti Regional Preliminary stage.

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

Agogo State College – 23

Kumasi Secondary Technical School – 18

Islamic SHS Kumasi – 12

Round Two – The Speed race

Agogo State College – 27

Kumasi Secondary Technical School – 22

Islamic SHS Kumasi – 14

Round Three – Problem of the Day

Agogo State College – 37

Kumasi Secondary Technical School – 32

Islamic SHS Kumasi – 21

Round Four – True or False

Agogo State College – 44

Kumasi Secondary Technical School – 39

Islamic SHS Kumasi – 25

Round Five – Riddles

Agogo State College – 50

Kumasi Secondary Technical School – 45

Islamic SHS Kumasi – 25

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