Wonder Sarfo-Ansah and Daniel Osei Badu of Prempeh College have won the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz.
It beat defending champions Adisadel College and 2013 champions St. Thomas Aquinas in the grand finale of the quiz held at the National Theatre in Accra. Prempeh College, who took a commanding lead in the first round, slip a point behind St. Thomas Aquinas in the second round, but came back strongly in the 3rd round during the ‘Problem of the day’ after impressively working out the question to claim 7 out of the 10 points at stake.
Prempeh College ended the contest with 53 against St. Thomas Aquinas’ 51 points. Adisadel College, however, ended with 31 points.
All semifinalists were awarded GHC10,000 each: GHC5,000 to the school, GHC2,500 to the contestants and 2,500 to the teachers. For 2nd place, St. Thomas Aquinas SHS gets GHC30,000 and packages from Tigo and GCB Bank while Adisadel College gets a cash prize of GHC20,000 and packages from Tigo and GCB Bank.
For winning the 2017 edition of the National Science & Maths Quiz, Prempeh College received GHC40,000 and packages from Tigo and GCB Bank. Zuweira Baba Mohammed of Tamale Senior High School was named the best female contestant and was awarded GHC5,000.