It initially started as a two horse race between Prempeh College and St Thomas Aquinas while the third which is the reigning champon in the 2016 competition went on a self-destruction mode.

Adisadel was at its weakest throughout the competition that it begs asking if it was the same school that won the competition last year. But the explanation is not far-fetched.

If you’re in a hurry for the final result here it is:

Prempeh College bullied the two teams to record 53.

St Thomas Aquinas slowed its pace to score 51 points.

Adisadel College crawled with 31 points.

Prempeh College had wonders in one of its contestants Wonder. The English-scared students of the Kumasi school situated at Sofoline proved that English is not the determiner of the winner but one’s ability to answer the questions correctly.

Meet the magicians from Prempeh College

It was a fully packed auditorium at the National Theatre Thursday, as old students of the three schools thronged the venue in huge numbers.

Don’t look at their countenance…that’s the Adisadel College contestants.

If God had been an Old Thom these contestants would have won the contest but He isn’t.

Students of Adisadel College sat on thorns as the five rounds glided by as if they were on a free fall.

Before the competition begun, students of Prempeh College were in joyous mood as they were not ready to entertain fears.

A meeting with some old students and teaching staff of Adisadel College was useful but it didn’t prove any point at the end of the contest

The Deputy Education Minister, Barbara Ayisi Acher was there to speak on behalf of the Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh. She attested to ‘intimidating’ atmosphere in the auditorium.

A cheerful mood at where the old students of Prempeh College congregated during the contest

The Adisadel College student had to inch closer before he could hear the wrong answers from their contestants

The old students of Prempeh College

An executive of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) was there to give his solidarity message

Isn’t she gorgeous? She could have passed for a Beauty Queen. Yes she is…the beauty queen of the NSMQ 2017 final.

NSMQ Quiz Mistress, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann was spectacular and splendid. The success of the NSMQ 2017 could be ascribed to her stellar leadership on the stage.

When she administered the last set questions for the fifth round she beamed a smile but it was short lived. Adisadel College was once again trailling. But St Thomas Aquinas closed in on Prempeh College contestants.