Adaklu senior high college (SHS) in the volta Region has created history by securing a slot in the 2019 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz competition for the first time.
The school represented by Godzo richmond and Agbeko Kafui beat competition from Abutia, Wovenu and Sokode SHTSs, scoring 23 points to choose one of the 16 slots available to the volta and Oti Regions.
Wovenu SHTS came second within the contest with 21 points, simply a pair of points adrift Adaklu SHS.
Sokode SHTS that substituted a contestant at the tip of the second round when scoring zero, ended the contest with 3 points. Abutia SHTS recorded -3, the bottom in the contest thus far.
Adaklu SHS which was a brand new entrant and seen as underdogs, were consistent within their performance recording 9 and 11 points in the 1st and second rounds respectively.
Wovenu SHTS after subbing a contestant before the second round, took the lead in the third round with 18 points, but didn’t maintain their lead within the fourth round.
A contestant for Adaklu SHS, Agbeko Kafui, indicated they faced difficulties in the third round and had to “up their game in the final round by answered properly the maximum amount riddles as we have a tendency to could”.
A Chemistry tutor, Dogbey Justice, who coached the students, indicated they would intensify preparations to warrant a better performance within the national level.
“Having identified the fall outs of the contestants, we have a tendency to the teachers would continue to work as a team, particularly on their weaknesses to ensure we put up a much better performance at the national competition”, he said.
Bishop Woodrow Charles Herman faculty conjointly qualified with fifty six points, the very best thus far, whereas Zion faculty picked a slot with thirty five points.
Vakpo SHS conjointly secured a slot for the first time by changing into triumphant within the final contest for day 1 of the 4-days regional competition.
There are 12 a lot of slots for the volta and Oti Regions for grab.
Nonetheless, Mawuli and Keta SHSs have already been ceded for this year’s competition. each schools were ceded because they progressed to the semi final stage in the 2018 edition of the NSMQ.