Cowbellpedia 2018 Math Quiz Competition Opens, Doubles Categories Monetary Rewards
The Cowbellpedia mathematics quiz competition for the year 2018 has opened for entry. The 2018 edition marks the 20th edition of the Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia mathematics competition which started in 1998.
Speaking at the event, MD Promasidor, Mr. Anders Einarsson said for the past 20 years, Promasidor has reinforced the importance of mathematics in national development and in training future leaders both in innovation and technology.
The Managing Director announced that that the prize money for the winners have been increased from 1million to 2million naira, the second and third runners-up will also go home with 1.5 & 1million naira respectively.
The teachers are also going to be rewarded with N500,000 ,N400,000 and N300,000 naira for the 1st place winner and 2nd and 3rd runners-up respectively.
In making the next edition simpler for student, the Mr. Einarsson announced that there will be a compendium of all the previous questions solved for both the junior and senior secondary school categories.
In addition, there will be Cowbellpedia academy, a workshop for students and teachers in partnership with a top foreign university to expose them to new and up – to – date learning techniques necessary to achieve and aid academic excellence
Also at the event, Dr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu, Director, Quality Assurance National Examination Council, NECO, who represented the registrar of the commission, said NECO is happy with the Promasidor’s initiative, ‘’even at the time when many companies are folding up, the company has cut so many things to keep the competition going’’.
He added that NECO is proud to be part of the Cowbellpedia saying there has been a remarkable improvement in students’ performance in mathematics since NECO has been collaborating with Cowbellpedia.
Also the 2017 winners of the Cowbellpedia Maths quiz competition both in junior and senior category Jesse Uche-Nwichi of Graceland International School, Rivers State and Munachi Ernest-Eze of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja were also in attendance as they both appreciated Cowbellpedia for allowing them show their talents and given the privilege to follow their dreams.
Jesse charged stakeholders to follow the step of Promasidor in building more talents while Eze thanked Promasidor for allowing him the opportunity to showcase his talent which has earned him the “double champion” accolade in the history of the competition.
The 2018 Cowbellpedia entry is opened to students from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in either Public or Private Schools in Nigeria.
To participate, interested schools are to log into www.cowbellpedia.ng and follow the instruction. . Entry is free, the competition is also divided into two stages – Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination, and Stage 2 TV Quiz Show
Registration closes on February 11, 2018 ahead of the qualifying examination coming upon February 17th 2018