Achimota School Secures Final Slot in Thrilling 2023 NSMQ Semi-Finals

Achimota School in 2023 NSMQ

In a nail-biting semi-final showdown at the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Achimota School displayed exceptional prowess, securing one of three available slots in the highly anticipated final.

The competition, which took place today at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), saw Achimota School clinch victory over formidable opponents with 41 points, Wesley Girls’ High School (31 points) and St. Louis SHS (26 points).

The scores at the end of each round showcased the intense battle that unfolded as Achimota represented by whizkids Elagbe Walter and Abiwu and Kenneth Bakhita Egbadzor carried the day with a 10-point margin of victory.

Achimota School’s exceptional performance not only solidifies its reputation as a powerhouse in science and mathematics education but also positions it as one of the frontrunners for the coveted NSMQ 2023 title.


The school’s rich legacy, having previously claimed victory in 1998 and 2004, undoubtedly adds to the anticipation surrounding the upcoming final.

Science and mathematics enthusiasts and supporters alike eagerly await the climax of this year’s NSMQ, where Achimota School will strive to secure yet another prestigious win.

End of contest:

Achimota School: 41pts
Wesley Girls’ High School: 31pts
St. Louis SHS: 26pts

Other semi-finals

At 12:30 pm, a clash of titans is anticipated, as three former champions, Opoku Ware School, Pope John Senior High School & Minor Seminary, and Prempeh College lock horns in a bid to secure their spot in the finals.

In the final match of the day, Keta Senior High School will be aiming for a major upset as they go head-to-head against two-time champions Mfantsipim School and the formidable seven-time champions, Presbyterian Boys’ SHS, at 5:30 pm.

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