Accra Aca rejoins 'table of men' - and women - at NSMQ 2018 finals

Accra Aca rejoins 'table of men' - and women - at NSMQ 2018 finals
Source: Ghana|
Date: 09-03-2018 Time: 03:03:52:pm

Accra Academy has qualified for the 2018 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz after an extraordinary performance at the Greater Accra Regional contest.

The Accra-based boys' school snatched the qualification spot by outperforming Nungua Senior High School with a 30-point margin after a five-round contest.

The school garnered 48 points while Nungua SHS had 18 points. Third-placed Accra Girls Senior High School could only record eight points.

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Accra Academy justified their tag as favourites in the tie which never saw any sign of a potential upset in any of the five rounds.

The win for the popular Accra-based school means it will join the top flight of science and maths competition where elite school Prempeh College is the defending champion.

Accra Academy was eliminated in the 2017 edition by their regional rivals Presec in a highly-nervous clash at the one-eighth stage of the competition.

Presec finished off Accra Aca to prevent an upset, keeping a bragging right that took too much effort to defend at that early stage of the competition.

Accra Academy NSMQ 2017

After a strong start, they surrendered a fourth-round lead to Presec to miss out on the quarterfinals. Accra Academy placed third behind St. Johns Grammar School.

With the 2018 season of the finals of the National Science and Maths Quiz beckoning, Accra Academy would be fancying their chances in a competition that has been won by several of their rivals but them.

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