Akinkuowo, Ernest-Eze win Cowbellpedia TV Quiz competition
The duo of Ayodeji Akinkuowo of Adeyemi Demonstration Secondary School, Ondo State, and Munachi Ernest-Eze of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, have emerged winners of the 2015 Cowbellpedia TV Quiz Mathematics Competition in the senior and junior categories respectively.
The winners emerged from the 12 finalists that battled for supremacy last weekend.
Students of Hallmark Secondary School, Ondo, Titilayo Fasoro-Adewale and Joshua Mokut of Emilis Academy, Calabar, Cross River State, finished second and third respectively in the senior category.
In the junior category, Ajoke Taiwo of Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State, and Ayomide Fadipe of Loyola Jesuit College, clinched the second and third prizes as well.
For their efforts, the winners and first and second runners-up in both categories went home with cash prizes of N750, 000, N500, 000 and N250, 000 respectively. Their mathematics teachers also went home with N250, 000; N200, 000; and N150, 000 in that order.
The winning schools got five computer units/printer; three computer units/printer and two computer units/printer respectively.
Also, the overall champions in the two categories and their mathematics teachers are to be sponsored on an all-expense paid vacation to The Gambia.
Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, (which sponsors the competition), Olivier Thiry commended the finalists for their efforts in the competition, which over 34, 000 students entered for.
In his brief remarks, Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO) Prof. Abdulrashid Garba, commended organisers of the competition saying, “Nigeria wants to be a great nation, but we cannot achieve that if mathematics and sciences are not taken seriously. This competition is one of those concepts that will help to raise the standard of education in this country.”