Three  States Qualify for Semi-final 

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at Cowbellpedia Contest 

Three states including Oyo, Ogun and Rivers have emerged  semi-finalists in the  the season five of the Cowbell Mathematics competition.

Representatives of the states in their respective junior and senior schools schools  were able  to pick the last sets of semi-final tickets in the contest after a successful performance in a tough screening exercise.

They included David  Charles  of Graceland International School,  Port Harcourt and  Toluwanimi  Adeeko of Rhema  Chapel  International  college  Ibadan, for the junior category.

While representatives from the senior category were Folayemi Oyekunle of  Deeper Life High School, Ibadan and Gift Omoegbeleghan  from the Crescent International High School, Ijoko-Ota, Ogun State.

With their emergence, their colleagues from other schools in Edo, Bayelsa, Osun, Kebbi, Jalingo and  Ebonyi were knocked out of the competition.

The exercise is expected to run for 13 weeks and it is divided into nine preliminary stages and three semi-finals before the grand finale  next month.

This year’s edition is living up to its billing in terms of excitement and reward as promised by the organisers in line with its  goal of ‘nurturing great inventors’.

Away from the N2 million grand prize, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the sponsor of the show , Mr. Anders Einarsson disclosed that the winner in each of the two categories, (junior and senior) would enjoy an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country at the end of the initiative.

“In addition, the first and second runners-up in each category will receive N1.5 million and N1 million respectively, while the teachers of the top prize winners will be awarded N500, 000. Those of the first and second runners-up will receive N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively,” he said.