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

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