I personally love the rebranding of the National Science and Maths Quiz by the organizers Primetime Limited, an advertising and public relations agency with an interest in education, since 1993.
The rebranding has given it a new look and made it more competitive with amazing prizes.
BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHS QUIZ
The Quiz competition which was formally known as the Brilliant Science and Maths Quiz.
The quiz, originally sponsored by “Brillant Soap”, is popularly referred to as “brilla” by many who have gone through the secondary school system is by far one of the few academic events that bring all of Ghana’s Secondary Schools together.
The first Quiz Mistress was the late Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Ghana, Legon. She was Quiz-Mistress from 1993-2000.
Dr. Eureka Emefa Adomako, a Botanist at the University of Ghana, Legon, took over as Quiz-Mistress from 2001 to 2005.
In 2006, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, the Head of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Ghana, Legon, took over as Quiz Mistress. Over the past years, she has succeeded in bringing her own style to the program, occasionally injecting some humor into an otherwise formal program.
|Year||Winning school||1st Runner Up||2nd Runner Up|
|1994||Prempeh College, Kumasi||Achimota School||Accra Academy|
|1995||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||Opoku Ware School||N/A|
|1996||Prempeh College, Kumasi||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||N/A|
|1997||Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||Prempeh College||Barsto Senior High School|
|1998||Achimota School, Accra||St. Peter’s Senior High School||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon|
|1999||Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||Wesley Girls’ High School||Opoku Ware School|
|2000||St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, Nkwatia||Mfantsipim School||Achimota School|
|2001||Pope John Secondary School, Koforidua||Ghana Secondary Technical School||Chemu Senior High School|
|2002||Opoku Ware School, Kumasi||St. Peter’s Senior High School||N/A|
|2003||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||Opoku Ware School||St. Peter’s Senior High School|
|2004||Achimota School, Accra||St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School||Prempeh College|
|2005||St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School, Nkwatia||Opoku Ware School||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon|
|2006||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||St. Peter’s Senior High School||N/A|
|2007||St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||Kumasi Anglican Senior High School||Accra Academy|
|2008||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||Opoku Ware School||N/A|
|2009||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||Achimota School||Kumasi Anglican Senior High School|
|2010||No competition held||N/A||N/A|
|2011||No competition held||N/A||N/A|
|2012||Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi||St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary||St. John’s Grammar School|
|2013||St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Accra||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School||Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School|
|2014||Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast||Ghana Secondary Technical School||St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary|
|2015||Prempeh College, Kumasi||Adisadel College||University Practice Senior High School|
|2016||Adisadel College, Cape Coast||Opoku Ware School||Mfantsipim School|
|2017||Prempeh College, Kumasi||St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School||Adisadel College|
|2018||St. Peter’s Senior High School||West Africa Senior High School||Adisadel College|
|2019||St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast||Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School, Legon||St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School|
Has your school ever gotten to the Quarter Finals, the Semis or lifted the trophy before? What were your epic moments over the years during the competition periods? We would love to know so kindly leave a comment below! Thanks.