The President Akufo-Addo would host winners of the 2018 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), St. Peters Senior High School, at the Jubilee House.
The President is expected to congratulate the winners for emerging victorious, and engage them at his office, as he did to last year winners, Prempeh College.
He announced this on social media during the grand finale of the NSMQ yesterday in Accra.
“The very best of luck to WASS, St. Peters and ADISCO in today’s NSMQ final. It has been an enthralling competition, thus far, and I look forward to welcoming the winners to Jubilee House, as I did last year with Prempeh College. #NSMQ2018,” he tweeted.
St Peter’s Senior High School based in Nkwatia in the Eastern Region won the contest with 45 points beating West Africa Senior High School (WASS) with a point.
This is the third time the school has won the NSMQ since its inception in 1993.
They first won the competition in the year 2000 and later in 2005.
St. Peter’s at the end of the fourth round had 39 points while Adisadel College had 36 points.
The fifth and final round, however, turned the fortunes of St Peter’s around as they managed to answer the second and third riddles correctly for six points; giving them 45 total points at the end of the contest.
For emerging as winners, St Peter’s SHS was awarded with a cash prize of GH¢40,000 from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Their teachers also received GH¢15,000 and the three contestants were also presented with a cash prize of GH¢15,000 and certificates of participation.
The contestants were also presented with a full medical scholarship from the Accra College of Medicine. They also received a full scholarship from Lancaster University Ghana.
They also received a cash prize of GH¢5000 from Bond Savings and Loans.
WASS received a cash prize of GH¢30,000 for emerging second in the competition,
An amount of GH¢10,000 was also presented to their teachers, whiles the three contestants were presented with GH¢10,000 and certificates of participation.
They also received a 70 per cent scholarship from Lancaster University Ghana as well as GH¢3,000 from Bond Savings and Loans.
For placing third, the school received a cash prize of GH¢20,000, while the teachers received GH¢5,000.
The three contestants were presented a cash price of GH¢2,500 and certificates of participation.
The prices were sponsored by the Conference of Heads of Assisted Schools (CHASS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES).
They also received a cash prize of GH¢2,000 from Bond Savings and Loans as well as a 70 per cent scholarship from Lancaster University Ghana.