Several senior high schools participating in the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) competition have secured automatic qualification as seeded schools for the 2024 NSMQ. In the NSMQ, a Seeded School is one that advances from the preliminary stages to the one-eighth and quarter-finals.
This means that all schools winning their one-eighth stage contests automatically earn the status of a seeded school for the following year. Being a seeded school in the NSMQ offers the advantage of not having to go through regional championships, as they await their opponents in the Nation.
2024 NSMQ Seeded Schools
The list of schools that have achieved this status includes:
Wesley Girls’ High School
Opoku Ware School
Osei Tutu SHS
St. Augustine’s College
Bishop Herman College
St. John’s School
Osei Kyeretwie SHS
Pope John Seminary & SHS
Kumasi Sec. Tech. Sch.
Kumasi High School
St. James Seminary SHS
Yilo Krobo SHS
Aburi Presby SHTS
Wesley Grammar School
Abetifi Presby SHS
GSTS (Ghana Secondary Technical School)
Anglican SHS, Kumasi
St. Louis SHS
2023 NSMQ Finals
The highly anticipated Grand Finale is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at the National Theatre in Accra. The final competition will feature Presec Legon, Opoku Ware SHS, and Achimota School.
The 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz is organized by Primetime Limited and is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with Goil PLC. It receives support from A.T, Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, and Pepsodent.
The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is a prestigious annual science and mathematics competition for high schools in Ghana. It was first held in 1993 and has since become one of the most prominent academic competitions in the country. The quiz aims to promote the study of science and mathematics among students and foster healthy competition among schools. Teams of students compete in a series of rounds, answering questions that cover a wide range of scientific and mathematical topics. The competition has gained significant popularity and is televised, attracting a large audience each year.
The broadcast of the National Science and Maths Quiz on JoyNews and Joy Prime is made possible with the support of Vitamilk, NASCO, German Ozone Medical Center, Royal Foam, Jamaa Soap, Heritage Christian College, Virtual Security Africa, Ace Medical Insurance, Chopbox Technologies, Sintex Tank, DBS, New Crystal Health Services, INVEST CORP, Built Financial Technologies, Beta Malt, Bright SHS Kukurantumi, and Family Health University College.
The NSMQ is organized by Primetime Limited, and it typically involves schools from across the country competing in regional qualifiers to advance to the national stage. The competition format includes multiple-choice, true/false, and problem-solving questions. There are also bonus rounds where teams can earn additional points.
The quiz has contributed to the recognition of academic excellence and has become a platform for showcasing the intellectual capabilities of students. Winning the NSMQ is considered a prestigious achievement for schools, and it often brings honor and recognition to the students and their institutions.
Over the years, the NSMQ has expanded its reach and impact, influencing educational policies and encouraging a greater emphasis on science and mathematics education in Ghana. The quiz serves as a platform to inspire and celebrate the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and intellectuals in the country.