NSMQ 2020 Officially Postponed by Primetime Ghana Ltd

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NSMQ 2020 Postponed

Source: SHSTRENDZ.COM

The annual Science and Maths content-based national level quiz for senior high schools in Ghana 2020 National Edition has been postponed by Primetime (Organizers of the Quiz) Ghana, an education-interest advertising and public relations agency, since 1993 following the crisis emanating from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the National Science and Maths Quiz will no longer take place in June-July as scheduled.

Below is a statement which was shared on Social Media as said by Primetime Ghana Limited.

Objective of The NSMQ

The objective of the National Science & Maths Quiz is to promote the study of the sciences and mathematics, help students develop quick thinking and a probing and scientific mind about the everyday world around them, while fostering healthy academic rivalry among senior high schools.

Brief History About The NSMQ

The quiz, originally sponsored by “Brillant Soap”, is popularly referred to as “Brilla” by many who have gone through the secondary school system is one of the few academic events that bring all of Ghana’s secondary schools together.[2][3] The National Science and Maths Quiz is the longest-running educational programme on Ghanaian television. It is broadcast on GTV every Saturday at 11 am and Wednesdays at 4 pm.

The idea for the production of a quiz programme aimed at encouraging the study of the sciences and mathematics was not mooted at a national science fair or conference. It happened on the tennis court of the University of GhanaLegon in 1993. Kwaku Mensa-Bonsu, then Managing Director of Primetime, was on the court to play a tennis game with his playmates, the late Professors Marian Ewurama Addy and Ebenezer Kweku Awotwe. Mensa-Bonsu was curious as to why birds could stand on a live electric wire without getting electrocuted, but human beings could not do the same. From Awotwe’s explanation, Mensa-Bonsu got the idea of putting together a quiz programme on science and maths.

When the quiz started, it involved only 32 schools across the country, and these were divided into the Northern Sector and Southern Sector, with 16 schools per sector. Winners in both sectors were then brought to Accra for the national championship. Prempeh College won the maiden edition.

Source: shstrendz.com

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