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NSMQ 2020: OLAM SHS makes a Beautiful Comeback in the Greater Accra Prelims after Tragic Loss

Our Lady of Mercy SHS came back stronger in the third contest after their initial loss in Contest Two.

The third and final contest in the NSMQ Greater Accra Region Preliminary Stage saw St. Margaret Mary SHS competing against West Africa SHS and Our Lady of Mercy SHS. Our Lady of Mercy SHS who was the top runner-up from the first two contests of the day got a second chance at lifting the NSMQ trophy, and they didn’t disappoint!  

St. Margaret Mary SHS and Our Lady of Mercy SHS battled it out in what could be described as the most emotional yet sterling performance of the day.A Teacher cheering on during the contest

Our Lady of Mercy SHS came back stronger in the third contest after their initial loss in Contest Two. They proved to be tough competition for West Africa SHS as they tied in the first round of the contest. In round 4, the room was tensed-up when all three schools tied with 25 points.

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There was fierce competition in the final round when Our Lady of Mercy SHS and St. Margaret Mary SHS tied again with 31 points each. After answering a third tie-breaker question correctly, Our Lady of Mercy had an emotional win securing a spot in the One-eighth Stage. The resilient Our Lady of Mercy SHS Team

Here’s a breakdown of Contest Three at the Greater Accra Regional Preliminary Stage.

Round One – General questions on chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics

West Africa SHS – 12

Our Lady of Mercy SHS – 12

St Margaret Mary SHS – 8Tough luck to the team from St. Margaret Mary SHS

Round Two – The Speed race

West Africa SHS – 13

Our Lady of Mercy SHS – 11

St Margaret Mary SHS – 10

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Round Three – Problem of the Day

West Africa SHS – 15

Our Lady of Mercy SHS – 15

St Margaret Mary SHS – 12The team from NSMQ 2018 Finalists – West Africa SHS

Round Four – True or False

Our Lady of Mercy SHS – 25

West Africa SHS – 25

St Margaret Mary SHS – 25

Round Five – Riddles

Our Lady of Mercy SHS – 34

St Margaret Mary SHS – 31

West Africa SHS – 25

The National Science & Maths and Quiz and Science Festival is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service in partnership with Absa Bank Ghana Limited and supported by Joy News, Prudential Life Insurance, Goil, Airtel Tigo, Dano Milk, Academic City, Accra College of Medicine, Academic City, Central University, GTP, Adansi Travels, Medifem Multi-specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Third Eyecare Vision Centre and YFM.

The NSMQ is proudly produced by Primetime. 

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