Takoradi Senior High School Snatches Controversial Qualification Slot To 1/4 Stage.

[Eric Nana Agyemang-GhCampus] For the first time in the 1/8 stage of the 2017 edition of the National Science and Maths Quiz, the slot for the 1/4 stage was held in a tie betwen two schools, Takoradi Senior High School and Benkum Senior High School.

Tension started building when the first tie-breaking question which was a simultaneous equation was gotten wrong by both schools.

The second tie-breaking question saw Benkum responding first and getting it wrong, and this gave a golden opportunity to Takoradi Senior High School to take their time to nail a correct answer.

Even though the end of the 4th round saw Benkum Senior High School lead with 29 points, Takoradi Senior High with two correct answers in the 4th round, caught up with them.

The controversy set in when teachers and trainers of Benkum Senior High started protesting on grounds that the answer their boys gave to the 2nd tie-breaking question was a correct and they should have won.This protest, called for a replay of the video recording to ascertain the merits of the protest.

The consultants of the quiz reaffirmed their stance that the answer given by the contestants of Benkum was not the correct answer to the question given. 

The context ended with Oguaa Senior High School accumulating 21 points, 29 for Benkum and the winners, Takoradi Senior High with 3 more points on top of their 29, making 32.

The National Science and Maths Quiz, produced by Primetime Limited is sponsored by the Ghana Education Service through the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and supported by Tigo, GOIL, Prudential Life Insurance, Accra College of Medicine and GCB Bank.

Stay tuned to GhCampus TV and GhCampus.com for all updates on this year's competition.

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