NMSQ18: Champions, Prempeh College Fail To Defend Title Against WASS


Prempeh College

Walked in as defending champions, Prempeh College have been knocked out of the championship race this time around by the West African Senior High School in the semi-final contest of the 2018 National Science and Maths Quiz.

A spirited performance by West African Senior High School (WASS) in the final two rounds of the semi-final contest in the National Science and Maths Quiz saw them knock out defending champions, Prempeh College and reach the grand finale.

The Adenta-based school was the last to qualify for the finals of the keenly contested competition after eliminating defending champions Prempeh College and Krobo Girls SHS.

From the beginning, it was clearly a battle between Prempeh College and WASS as they went head to head sidelining the girls from the Eastern region.

The end of Round One saw the battle line clearly drawn with the two school jostling against each other for supremacy as Prempeh took the lead with three points. The round ended 26 points for the Kumasi boys leaving WASS with 23 points.

Krobo Girls SHS were left staring defeat in the face as they ended the round behind the two schools with 11 points.

The Speed Race round highlighted the strength of WASS as they picked most of the questions in the round-which were directed to all schools-simultaneously. They upstaged Prempeh College to end the round in the lead.

But that was not the end as the defending champions scored 8 points out of 10 by solving the Problem of the Day better than their close competitors. WASS only managed 4 points while Krobo Girls SHS scored 6 points.

The True or False round brought the defending champions back to second best as WASS answered all but one of their questions to take the lead for the second time in the contest.

The Adenta-based school put the icing on the cake in the final round to stop the four times champions from reaching the finals.

WASS answered the first two riddles in the final round leaving Prempeh to answer the third question by which time it was too late because they were mathematically out.

Krobo Girls picked the last riddle to attract cheers from their WASS students.

It ended West Africa SHS: 52 points, Prempeh College: 45 points Krobo Girls’ SHS: 29 points


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