Cowbell Maths Contest In Second Stage0
Results of the first stage of the 2011 Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC), which took place on March 19 across the country, have been posted online.
The competition which has been on for 11 years, had over 30,000 junior and senior secondary school pupils participating in the first stage examination that was written in 200 centres across the country.
With a score of 96 per cent, Mardhiyah Sanni, a 12-year old pupil of Ota Total Academy, Ogun State, was the best in the junior category Pan Nigeria, while three pupils got the highest score of 86 per cent in the senior category. They are 15-year old Akindele Oyetobi (Iganmode Grammar School, Ogun State), 13-year-old Charles Nwokotubo (Graceland International School, Port Harcourt),
and 14-year-old Anioke Vincent (Nigerian Turkish International School, Abuja).
However, the competition is not over as they still have to prove their supremacy in the second stage of the competition which they will join other state winners to write on June 4 in four centres (Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Port-Harcourt).
Arrangements are already in advanced stage to contact and reward 222 pupils that emerged as the top three winners in each state in the first stage examination. The first prize winner will get N25, 000, while the second and third prize winners will receive N20, 000 and N15, 000 respectively.
Source: The Nation (26/05/2011)