The National School Quiz Championships (NSQC) kick off today, 7 December 2018, and will see schools from across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) vie for top spot. The championship will be hosted at Monash South Africa (MSA) at their Ruimsig campus. The ambitious high school students are travelling to South Africa from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, and Swaziland.
NSQC is a televised academic school quiz programme open to all high schools across the SADC region. The ultimate goal of this competition is to encourage and celebrate academic excellence, regardless of race, gender or social class.
Schools will be competing for the prestigious NSQC World Championship Trophy, as well as the grand cash prize of R100,000 for the winning team. The prize money is divided between the school, teacher and students. In addition, MSA will be rewarding the winning team by contributing towards scholarships for the learners. So far, NSQC has awarded R5,7 million in scholarships in the last three major tournaments.
This is the second time that the NSQC tournament will be successfully hosted in South Africa at MSA. Some of the high schools include Baobab College and Chengelo International, both from Lusaka in Zambia, Leap PTA (Pretoria) as well as Kingsridge Girls (King Williamstown) from South Africa, and Marist Nyanga (Nyanga) along with Prince Edward (Harare) from Zimbabwe.
If you are interested in viewing the championship, you will be able to catch it LIVE on HStv.co.zw including live interactive streaming on NSQCtv facebook page and further rebroadcasts on ZBC TV, ZNBC, BTV, DSTV 319 Mindset, Kwese iFlix and Swazi TV.