After competing in various stages of the Nationa Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) to the final, the contestants representing Achimota School have been flown from Kumasi to Accra for the final showdown of the competition.
The Head of Flight Operations at Africa World Airlines, Captain Ivan Nartey, an old student of Achimota School in a post sighted by AcademicWeek was said to have flown the MOTOWN contestants from Kumasi to Accra earlier today.
Achimota School (MOTOWN) faced off against Wesley Girls’ High School and St. Louis Senior High School in the semi-final stage of the 2023 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) held on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
Kumasi-based Opoku Ware School and Accra-based Senior High Schools Achimotal School and Presbyterian Boys Senior High School are the qualified schools to compete in this year’s National Science and Math Quiz (NSMQ) final.
In a related development, the 2023 Science and Mathematics Quiz grand finale earlier slated for October 24, 2023, has been postponed to October 31, 2023, amid the final funeral rite of the late Ga Manye Naa Dedei Omaedru III.
The producer of the National Quiz for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in a statement shared with AcademicWeek said the competition will come off at the National Theatre in Accra, on the new date communicated to the general public.
Primetime says the NSMQ postponement is in regard to a ban on noise-making, trading and other public activities within that period as part of a tradition in line with the final funeral rites of the late Ga Manye Naa Dedei Omaedru III.
“Primetime Limited announces that in line with tradition, and in memory of the late Ga Manye Naa Dedei Omaedru III, the Grand Finale of the National Science & Maths Quiz, scheduled for Tuesday, 24th October, 2023 has been postponed.
Primetime conveys its deepest condolences to His Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse, Niimei, Naamei and the Ga State, during this period of mourning. May the soul of our beloved Queen Mother forever rest in peace,” it said.