The Season 3 edition of The Sharks Quiz kicked off last weekend at the TV3 Executive Theater, Kanda – Accra. 45 public, private and international schools at the junior and senior high level first went through the preliminary stages to decide the top 16 schools that will qualify for the knock-out stages.
These sixteen Junior Sharks teams qualified, by virtue of being among the top 4 last year or scoring among the top 12 schools in the preliminary stage. The schools are: Ghana Christian International High, DPS International, Manna International School, and Victory Baptist School. The remaining are Crown Prince Academy, Tender Care Preparatory, Bethel A.M.E Zion JHS, Burma Camp JHS, Forces Basic School, Osu Home JHS, Jays International School, Services Primary and JHS, LA St. Paul, JHS, St. Kizito JHS, British Columbia College and Golden Mission School
At the senior level, these schools qualified: Opoku Ware School, Pope John Senior High and Seminary, Ghana Christian International High, Adisadel College. The remaining are St. Peters Senior High, Presbyterian Boys – Legon, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Roses Senior High, St. Augustine’s College, Mawuli School, Keta Senior High, Accra Academy, Sonrise Christian High, Okuapeman Senior High, T.I Amass – Kumasi and University Practice Senior High School, Cape Coast.
In the first contest, Presbyterian Boys Senior High outclassed first timers St. Augustine’s College in a super tensed contest. The sheer brilliance by the blue magic lads in the one-on-one round cemented their victory; 105-75 points it ended.
At the Junior Sharks level, British Columbia College advanced against Jays International School with a 110 pts to 80 pts margin in a free flowing contest, British Columbia College qualifies to the round of 8.
This week, 29th February 2020, DPS International will face off Golden Mission School at the juniors level, while reigning champions Opoku Ware School will start their title challenge against new comers University Practice Senior High School.
The Shark Quiz, which has a broad appeal for junior and high school students focuses on the four key competencies: Literacy, Numeracy, STEM and Social Literacy.
The uniqueness about the competition is that it pounds on the use of innovation in the Quiz setup and focuses on how students really understand the practicability of what’s being taught in school and not just rote memorization of facts.
Watch every Saturday at 2.30pm on TV3. The Sharks Quiz is endorsed by the Ministry of Education and supported by Academic City College, Ashesi University, Family Health Medical School, Webster University, Indomie, B5 Plus, Bestsellers Publishers, Frytol, Fortune Rice, Givers Care, LSU Global and ELS.