The Conference of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) after it suspended Senior High Schools from participating in the 2022 National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) has said schools can now compete in the contest.
CHASS suspended schools from participating in the NSQM amid allegations that some heads of Senior High Schools planned to use funds for feeding to sponsor their participation in the Science and Maths competition.
“These extra-curricular activities help in improving the general quality of education delivered in the schools. But now we have to put all of them on hold because we can’t afford it,” the President of the Conference told journalists.
But, following the approval for Senior High Schools to partake in the NSMQ, the producer for the Quiz, Primetime has said it would launch the 2022 edition of the Science and Mathematics competition on Monday, October 3, 2022
“Bring out your textbooks, dust your old school uniform and sweeten your jama voice with some honey because it’s almost that time of the year again,” the quiz organizer stated in a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com.
According to Primetime, balloting for the 2022 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) contest will take place at the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (GNAT) new conference hall, Accra at 3 pm on October 3, 2022.
“After the balloting process, the preliminary stage of the quiz will commence from October 10 to 13, 2022 and October 15 to 18, 2022 for the One-eight stage
Quarterfinals will begin from October 19 to 21, 2022 with semifinals on October 23, 2022. The grand finale of the NSMQ competition will be held on October 26, 2022,” the producer for the quiz programme noted in a blog post.
A total of 27 Senior High Schools including the winner of the 2021 edition of the quiz, Prempeh College, Keta Senior High School, Opoku Ware School and KNUST Senior High School have been seeded to compete in the contest.
Started in 1993 and produced by Primetime Limited, the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) is an annual science and mathematics content-based national-level quiz competition for Senior High Schools across the country.
The quiz is to promote the study of science and mathematics and help students develop quick thinking and a probing and scientific mind about the everyday world around them while fostering healthy academic rivalry among SHSs.
The popular National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) is the longest-running and most watched educational programme on Ghanaian television. It was adjudged the CIMG TV Programme of the Year 2017.