#NSMQ2019: AUGUSCO gets cash prize for making perfect score with ‘Problem of the Day’

St. Augustine’s College has received an amount of five hundred Ghana cedis (GHC 500.00) in the ongoing National Science and Maths Quiz competition for attaining a perfect score of ten (10) in the “Problem of the Day” round of the prelims.

St. Augustine’s College becomes the first school to win the newly instituted star system that awards a school ¢500 for scoring a perfect mark in the third round of a contest.

This year, the organizers, Primetime, introduced the ‘NSMQ Star system’ to encourage students put in their best in the third round of the contest.

The value of the star (amount) increases as the competition progresses.

One star is worth GH¢ 500 in the preliminary stage

One star is worth GH¢600 in the one-eight stage.

One star is worthGH¢ 700 in the quarter final stage.

One star is worthGH¢ 850 in the Semi-final stage.

One star is worthGH¢ 1000 in the final stage.

However, when a school manages to get three stars, they are awarded GH¢ 1500 in addition to the prize worth at that stage of the competition.

In St. Augustine’s College’s against Bolgatanga SHS and Walewale SHS, they made record by being the first school in the competition to score a perfect score at the ‘dreaded’ Problem of the Day round.

Again, they made history by scoring 64 points at the end of the third round – the highest ever to be score at the end of the third round so far.

Subsequently, the 2007 Champions ended the contest with a record 76 points, becoming the highest scoring school so far in the preliminary stage.

Story by: universnewsroom.com