The fifth edition (season 5) of Ghana’s most innovative high school quiz show labelled as The Sharks Quiz has been launched at the Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana.
The Sharks Quiz is an annual intense and exciting Academic Competition that tests students on core competencies: Literacy, Numeracy, STEM and Social Literacy and has a broad appeal for junior and senior high school students.
The Sharks Quiz Team was in Cape Coast over the weekend to present the sum of 10,000 cedis to Wesley Girls High School for emerging as champions of The Sharks Season 4. The Team also used the platform to launch The Sharks Quiz Season 5 campaign.
The Executive Director of Africa Schools Online, organizer of the competition, Abel Ohene Acquaye, stated how impressed he was with the performance of Wesley Girls High School in the last season of the quiz.
He also promised that the fifth edition will run smoothly and will feature more schools from the various regions.
Below are pictures and a video from the presentation and launch of The Sharks Quiz Season 5.
The Sharks Quiz is an example of what Ghanaian students need to be globally competitive.
The quiz show is being organised annually by
Last Season Winner
Wesley Girls High School won the fourth edition (season 4) of The Sharks Quiz after pulling the magic over the Blue Magicians; Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School in the finals of the quiz.
With the two schools tied on 75 points apiece in the final round, Weygeyhey got the tiebreaker right to send the entire Studio B auditorium at TV3 into raptures, becoming winners on their debut.
Presec-Legon were the champions from the last edition and were aiming at winning the contest back-to-back.
But the all-girls school made sure that history was not made as they rather wrote their own history.
All eyes were on the defending champions as they opened a 30-point gap after Round 1.
But at the end of Round 2, it was Wesley Girls’ SHS 35, Presec-Legon 5.
Round 3 ended in a tie, keeping the score very close between the two finalists.
Round 4 also ended in a tie.
At this point, it was becoming difficult to separate the two sides but the ladies proved that they are not in the competition to play, clinching the tiebreaker to emerge maiden champions.
‘Between which curves on the longitude does Ghana lie?’ was the tie-breaker question from the moderator, Madam Evelyn Agyepong, and the girls from Cape Coast snapped it from the boys from Legon.
For their prize, Wesley Girls SHS walk away with the Golden Book of Knowledge trophy, a cash prize and souvenirs from sponsors.