One of the most prestigious Senior High School in Ghana and two-time winners of the National Mathematics and Science Quiz (NSMQ), Mfantsipim lost to their counterparts from the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi Academy.
In a rather less “combative” approach towards the quiz, the “Kumerica boys” showed early indications of taking up the mantle from the Kotokraba elites, Mfantsipim.
According to the Kumerica boys, (Kumasi Academy), they had beaten the Think Ahead boys in a trial in Kumasi some months ago, hence it wasn’t any strange or difficult thing surprising them in Accra.
For the Mfantsipim students, this would be a much painful result as they seem to have exited the competition from this same stage a year ago, as they were beaten by city rivals and eventual winners, St Augustine’s College, but had to swallow a bitter pill as they lost to Kumasi Academy today.
The boys from the Garden City made their intentions clear right from the onset as they set themselves apart from the pack scoring 20 points against Mfantsipim School’s 11 points and St. Mary’s SHS 9 points.
The second round was a fair shadow of the old cemetery, with no ghost coming out to haunt the Kumerica boys as they slide past the Kwabotwe boys with some ease with Kumasi Academy leading with 25 points with Mfantsipim School trailing with 19 points and St. Mary’s SHS at the bottom with 11 points.
In the ‘Problem of the Day’ round, Kumasi Academy steamrolled Mfantsipim School to score 6 points out of 10 points.
Accra-based St. Mary’s upped their game to also score 6 points leaving Mfantsipim School wit 2 points.
This ended the Round with the Kumaca men scoring 44 points to separate themselves from the Kwabotwe boys who scored 35 points and the girls from St. Mary’s scoring 30 points.
The win offers Kumasi Academy, the privilege of coming into the competition as a seeded school. Interestingly, fans on Twitter didn’t spare the Kwabotwe boys as they were heavily trolled on social media.