The National Examination Council, NECO and other stakeholders
in the nation’s education sector have rallied behind the calls for
greater support for mathematics education in Nigeria.
Speaking at the 2019 $nals of the Cowbellpedia Secondary
Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell
Milk, the *agship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr.
Stephen Adebunmi, who represented the Acting Registrar of
NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, explained that since Mathematics is
central to the development of “human and nation’s capacity,” the
subject deserves all the support from public and private
Adebunmi maintained that Cowbellpedia has a bundle of
transparent engines and modalities that identify and nurture
geniuses in the $eld of Mathematics, and commended Promasidor
for providing “an excellent platform” to showcase these young
Nigerian Mathematicians and future inventors.
While congratulating the winners, he also saluted the courage of
the other $nalists for the spirit of participation and sportsmanship.
“All the $nalists have crossed several hurdles to get to the $nals,
but the very best will wear the crown. Therefore all of you are
winners, but the crown will go to the champions. That is the spirit
of every competition,” he said.
Mr. Oladipo Olatunde, a teacher with The Ambassador College,
Ota Ogun State also asserts that Mathematics education will soar
higher with more support from individuals and corporate bodies
and commended Promasidor for the Cowbellpedia initiative. This
line was also toed by Saheed Ogunlaja, who teaches at Zion$eld
Pinnacle School, Lagos.
Alphonso Agboola, an Education/Curriculum Management
Consultant, based in Lagos also added that Mathematics, as the
base of all other subjects, deserve more support across board.
Meanwhile, in a thrilling Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition
$nal encounter last weekend, Michael Enehizena of The Scholars
Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State and Oghenero Ologe
of Zion$eld Pinnacle School, Ikorodu, Lagos State won the crown
in the Junior and Senior category respectively.
Also in the Junior category, Abdul-Quayum Alli, of Ota Total
Academy, Ota, Ogun State, and David Charles of Graceland
International Secondary, School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, came
second and third respectively.
Akinyemi Dabira of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State
and Hezekiah Olabisi of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun
emerged as $rst and second runner-up respectively in the Senior
The two champions got N2 million each and an all-expense paid
education excursion outside the country.
The $rst and second runners-up in each category received N1.5
million and N1 million respectively, while the teachers of the top
prize winners were awarded N500, 000. Runners-up received N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively.
In his chat with journalists at the event, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigerian Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson reiterated the commitment of the company towards education, saying it is the most important investment for the future of the children of Nigeria.
He maintained that the initiative has met its objectives and assured that Promasidor will continue to support the academic development of Nigerian children