2020NSMQ: Holy Child School books Quarterfinal ticket over Oti Boateng and Kintampo SHS


Holy Child School has booked its ticket to the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing COVID-19 edition of the 2020 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) over One-eighth Stage rivals Oti Boateng SHS and Kintampo SHS.

The first contest of the One-eighth Stage which featured Holy Child School, Oti Boateng SHS and Kintampo SHS started off with a lot of anticipation and high hopes among all three schools. However, Holy Child School took an early lead, coming ahead of their opponents with 16 points at the end of the first round.

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The contestants solving the Problem of the Day

At the end of the second round, Holy Child School had further accrued 22 points as the highest scorer of that round, with Oti Boateng SHS earning 10 points and Kintampo SHS earning seven points.

After what seemed like a tough spin for the contestants, Holy Child School won the contest, beating Oti Boateng SHS and Kintampo SHS with a massive 46 points.

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Holy Child School will compete with Wesley Girls’ High School and Opoku Ware School at the Quarterfinal Stage on Friday, October 2, 2020.

Dr. Thelma Ohene-Agyei, a lecturer at the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy, moderated the contest.

Here is a breakdown of Contest One of the One-eighth Stage which took place at UGBS.

Round One – General questions on Chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics
Holy Child School – 16
Oti Boateng SHS -13
Kintampo SHS – 05

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Round Two – Speed Race
Holy Child School – 22
Oti Boateng SHS -10
Kintampo SHS – 07


Round Three – Problem of the Day
Holy Child School – 26
Oti Boateng SHS – 10
Kintampo SHS – 17


Round Four – True or False
Holy Child School – 42
Oti Boateng SHS – 14
Kintampo SHS – 20

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Round Five – Riddles
Holy Child School – 46
Oti Boateng SHS -14
Kintampo SHS – 23


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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