The train of the on-going 2016 Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz has ignited a fierce but healthy competition among the states of the federation. As the show progresses towards the final, the states, represented by the various schools are increasing their ‘battle’ tactics to win the crown.
In the junior category, Oluwafunke Alabi of Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota and Juliet Ekoko of The Ambassador College, Ota moved to the semi-final stage after grueling first and second preliminary rounds.
The duo were in “battle” against Favour Duke-Umanah of Deeper Life High School, Apabuyo, Calabar, Cross River State; Collins Iloabuchi of Dority International Secondary School, Aba, Abia State; Al-Ameen Abdulganiyu of Federal Government College, Ogbomoso, Oyo State; and AyibatariIbara of Belary Schools, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State.
Ekoko and Alabi scored 98 per cent and 99 per cent respectively in the qualifying
written examination to emerge top 20 candidates.
In the senior category, Hasanah Adeyanju of Ota Total Academy, Ota joined Chimaka Okey-Ihedi of The Ambassador College, Ota in the semi-final ticket, to crown the glory for Ogun State in the 7th preliminary
group contest. The duo competed against Victor Osondu of College of Immaculate Conception, Enugu, Olamide Ikuomola of Greater Tomorrow International
College, Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo State; Timothy Adedipe of Shepherd International College, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State and Simeon Ante of Joy International College, Kaduna.
In the qualifying written examination, Adeyanju scored 97 per cent, while Okey-Ihedi got 96 per cent to qualify as Top 20 candidates. The contestants expressed confidence
about clinching the ultimate prize of the competition of one million naira and an all-expense paid educational excursion
outside the country while the teacher of
the winning students will receive N400, 000.