Clash of the Titans: St Augustine’s, Presec and St Peter’s SHS To Face-off In NSMQ 2019 Grand Finale


Two senior high schools that were set up by the Catholic Church have qualified to battle it out with one Presbyterian School at the grand finale at the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) competition.

St Peter’s Boys High School qualified for their 2nd finals in a row in the ongoing National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ). The Nkwatia boys were so good for the only girls’ school at the semifinals, Wesley Girls’ High School.

At the end of the semifinal contest, Persco Boys had 48 points. They were followed from a distance by Tepa SHS which scored 28 points. The Wey Hey Gey girls were third with 26 points.

Cape Coast based St Augustine’s College; another Catholic school also booked their ticket to the grand finale after trashing Keta SHTS and G.S.T.S at the semifinal contest on Monday, 8th July, 2019.

The Agusco boys were so hot for the two out of the three non-mission schools at the semis stage. The introduction of Newton at the fourth round took their performance to another level. They answered most of the true or false questions and answered 3 of the four riddles correctly.

At the end of the last semifinal contest, St Augustine’s College scored 53 points. Keta had 29 and G.S.T.S has 15 points.

Who is who at the grand finale?

 Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School (PRESEC) – Five (5) trophies

Although the PRESEC boys are currently enduring a 10-year trophy drought, they have won the NSMQ a record five times with their first triumph coming in the second edition in 1995. PRESEC also won the 1995, 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009 editions of the NSMQ.

Celebration mode

 St. Peter’s Senior High School, Nkwatia – Three (3) trophies

St. Peter’s are the defending champions of the NSMQ after claiming the 2018 title. Their two previous wins came in the year 2000 and 2005.


St Augustine’s College

Agusco boys only won the trophy once. This was in 2007. The school has however scored the highest points at the semifinals. They attained 53 points are higher Presec, Legon and St Peter’s Boys with 48 points each.

While the finals are too closed to call, I think St Augustine’s College will win.


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