The 2023 edition of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) grand finale has been postponed amid the final funeral rite of the late Ga Manye Naa Dedei Omaedru III, the producer of the Science and Maths quiz, Primetime Limited has said.
Earlier slated for October 24, 2023, at the National Theatre in Accra, the organizer in a statement shared with AcademicWeek said the 2023 NSMQ grand finale will come off on October 31, 2023, in Greater Accra.
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 in the statement.
In a related development, Presbyterian Boys Senior High School, Opoku Ware School and Achimota School have qualified for the grand finale of the 2023 NSMQ slated for the National Theatre in Accra on October 31, 2023.
The qualified Senior High Schools to compete in the grand finale of the Science and Mathematics quiz come after nine second-cycle schools including Keta Senior High Technical School contested in the semi-final stage of the competition
The semi-final stage of the 2023 edition of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz featured a showdown between Wesley Girls’ High School, Achimota School, and St. Louis Senior High School on Thursday, October 19, 2023.
Per the fixtures sighted by AcademicWeek, Wesley Girls’ High School faced off against Achimota School and St. Louis Senior High School, while Opoku Ware School went head-to-head with Pope John Senior High School and Seminary and Prempeh College.
Keta Senior High Technical School took on Mfantsipim School and the winner of the 2022 edition of the Science and Mathematics quiz Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (Presec-Legon) at 5:30 PM on October 19, 2023.