As the 2022 edition of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz kick starts Monday, October 10, 2022, the producer for the competition, Primetime Limited has announced cash NSMQ prizes for schools that will perform outstandingly.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the organizer said the total cash prize to be awarded to the winner of the 2022 NSMQ is GH¢70,000 indicating that GH¢C30,000 will go to the school, GH¢20,000 to contestants and GH¢20,000 also to teachers.
Totalling GH¢50,000 for the second prize, Primetime said the first runner-up school of the NSMQ will receive GH¢20,000, GH¢15,000 for contestants and also GH¢15,000 for teachers of the second placed Senior High School.
For the second runner-up, it said the third-placed Senior High School will get GH¢15,000 with an amount of GH¢10,000 going to prospective contestants and teachers each.
“All six semifinalists who would not progress to the grand finale would receive a prize package of GH¢8,000 to be shared as follows; GH¢3,000 (school), GH¢2,500 (contestants) and GH¢ 2,500 (teachers),” Primetime stated in the post.
Meanwhile, some nine (9) Senior High Schools who lost 40 and above points in their Regional qualifiers have been invited to join the 2022 edition of the National Science and Mathematics Quiz (NSMQ) competition.
Announcing the new addition in a post sighted by AcademicWeek, it said “A total of nine schools have been invited to join the National Championship, by losing their Regional Qualifiers with impressive scores.”
The invited 9 government accredited Senior High Schools to compete in the 2022 academic year Science and Mathematics competition slated to commence on Monday, October 10, 2022, are;
1. Achimota School
2. Mankraso SHS
3. Ofori Panin SHS
4. Osei Kyeretwie SHS
5. T.I AMASS, Kumasi
6. SDA SHS, Bewkai
7. St. Monca’s SHS
8. Tema Sec. School
9. Winneba SHS
Quarterfinals of the national quiz will begin from October 19 to 21, 2022 with semifinals on October 23, 2022. The grand finale of the National Science and Mathematics contest Primetime has said will be held on October 26, 2022.
NSMQ is to promote the study of science and mathematics to help students develop quick thinking and a probing and scientific mind about the everyday world around them while fostering healthy academic rivalry among SHSs.