Accra, October 30, 2023 – In an electrifying showdown at the grand finale of the 2023 National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), Presby Boys’ Secondary School, also known as PRESEC-Legon, emerged as the victors, clinching the coveted title. Presec wins 2023 NSMQ.
The competition, which saw a clash of wits and knowledge, was held on Monday, October 30, 2023, and featured some of the nation’s brightest young minds.
Presby Boys’ Secondary School won the competition with 40 points at the end of the contest leading Achimota High School and Opoku Ware Senior High School who had 28 and 23 points respectively.
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Ahead of the intense competition, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) extended their best wishes to Stephen Apemah-Baah, a first-year student contestant from Opoku Ware School (OWASS).
This gesture came as Stephen Apemah-Baah made history by leading OWASS to the finals, becoming the first form-one student to achieve this remarkable feat after his previous victory in the 2022 Junior Science and Maths Quiz (JSMQ) organized by KNUST’s College of Science.
KNUST celebrated the young talent, recognizing the significance of Stephen’s accomplishment. “After winning the 2022 edition of the Junior Science and Maths Quiz organized by the College of Science of KNUST, Stephen Apemah-Baah (formerly of Good Shepherd R/C JHS) becomes the first form-one student to lead Opoku Ware School to the finals of the National Science and Maths Quiz happening today,” KNUST proudly stated in a post.
In another groundbreaking development, the producer of the NSMQ, Primetime Limited, introduced an exciting twist to the competition by incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI). Dubbed “Brilla AI,” this AI system took on contestants from three prestigious schools—PRESEC-Legon, Achimota School, and Opoku Ware School—in the riddles round of the grand finale.
Developed by Kwame AI, Brilla AI consists of four distinct machine-learning systems spanning natural language processing, speech processing, and generative AI. The aim was to provide quick and accurate answers to questions posed by the quiz moderators, all delivered with a Ghanaian accent.
Head of the project, Dr. George Jojo Boateng, expressed his hopes that Brilla AI would not only compete but excel in the National Science and Maths Quiz. He aspired for the AI to outperform the best contestants in all rounds and stages of the competition.
The 2023 NSMQ was a thrilling spectacle that showcased the brilliance of Ghana’s young minds, with PRESEC-Legon ultimately emerged as the champions. As technology continues to play a more prominent role in education and competitions like this, it’s evident that innovations like Brilla AI are changing the landscape of intellectual contests.