While entry into this competition is FREE, Abiodun Ayodeji, Promasidor’s Category Manager (Dairy) enjoined contestants to register online at www.cowbellpedia.ng. Also, he advised the candidates/schools to do the following: Go to www.cowbellpedia.ng; click on link to Register your school; Fill the form; Ensure you fill all required fields and complete the process by clicking the Register button. Ayodeji explained that the new improvement on the registration portal will flash the required fields on the computer screen to alert prospective candidate on the need to complete all the processes.
Meanwhile, Mr Oliver Thiry, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited explained that investment in education has assumed an entirely new frontier globally that governments and corporate organizations have come to realize that building capacity in STEM courses which Mathematics is a key component of, represents the driving force for development in the 21st century.
He added that like in the previous editions, the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show that is sponsored by Cowbell, our flagship milk brand is open to students in JSS 3 and SSS2 from 10 - 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria and entry into the competition is free.
Also speaking at the event, Dr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu, Director, Quality Assurance, National Examination Council, NECO, who represented the Registrar added that corporate organisations should emulate Promasidor’s initiative and elevate the quality of Mathematics education in Nigeria.
He added that NECO is impressed with the Cowbellpedia initiative and pledged its continued support to make the competition achieve its aims and objectives.
The 2016 winners, Miss Juliet Ekoko and Master Ayooluwa Oguntade also commended Promasidor for the opportunity given to them to hone their Mathematics skill through the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show.
The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is One Million Naira and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country while the 1st and 2nd runners up will go home with Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (=N=750,000.00) only and Five Hundred Thousand Naira (=N=500,000.00) only respectively.
The Teacher of the top prize student winner will be awarded N400, 000.00 while Teachers of 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up will go home with N300, 000.00 and N200, 000.00 respectively.