Agogo State College has been disqualified from the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) 2019 which comes off in June.
The Ashanti Region school according to organisers of the 26-year-old quiz, fielded an unqualified contestant in the region’s qualifiers.
“Tweneboa Kodua SHS, which placed second in that contest, will take their place,” a statement from Primetime said.
The statement added that Primetime shall continue to uphold a high standard in the organisation of the annual event.
Agogo State College
Agogo State College qualified to the preliminary stage of the 2019 competition with 46 points, beating favourites, Tweneboa Kodua SHS who amassed 25 points.
— NSMQ Ghana (@NSMQGhana) March 12, 2019
Save their disqualification, the Agogo-based school would have made a return to the nationals of the coveted competition after three years of sitting on the sidelines.
Scores of NSMQ fans on social media are calling for a ban on the school.
At least... 3years ban will be better— Immanuel Ajinaab Akanpiem (@Ajinaab_Imma) May 29, 2019
Not only this year
V good initiative.. I suggest more measures should be taken.. A ban for some few years will do..— A L T E R E G O ™🅾🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@NOVOKPO_) May 29, 2019
The NSMQ has over the years gathered a large fan base from old boys/girls and students alike.
It won the CIMG TV programme of the year in 2017.