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Friday, 22 June 2012

74 Students participated in Cowbell 2012 NAASMAC Final Exam

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, at the weekend held the second and final stage examination of its Cowbell 2012 National Secondary School Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) across four zones in the country.

A total of 74 students who scored the highest marks in the senior and junior categories in the first stage examination (state champions) held last March across 200 centers pan-Nigeria (including the Federal Capital territory) participated in the final examination in Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Abuja zones. 

14 students from across the south west states, with two from each state (1 junior and 1 senior champion)  sat for the competition in the Lagos zone. The states are: Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Oyo and Osun.

The students representing the South East states sat for the examination in Enugu, those representing the South South states sat for the examination in Port Harcourt whiile those representing the Northern states sat for the examination in Abuja.

Mr. Kachi Onubogu, Marketing Director of the company, said the best students in each category (junior and senior) from each state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participated in the final examination, adding that, a total of 74 students participated across Nigeria.

He also said the final examination will produce the national winner as well as other best 10 students from each category.

Commenting on the zoning of the examination centres, Mr. Orunsolu Ismail, a top official of the State’s Ministry of Education who represented the Honourable Commissioner of Education, said the company has decentralized its examination centres as against the former practice of converging all the 74 students to Lagos.

“The usual practice before was that all the 74 students would converge at Lagos. But now there are about four zones, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu and Abuja”, he said.

The best student in the senior category from Iganmode Grammar School, representing Ogun State, Akinjide Ayokunle, described the final examination as an easy one, stating that, the competition is an eye opener. He also advised government and other companies to emulate Promasidor’s initiative.

Similarly, Mr Anthony Okogi, a Mathematics teacher with Baptist Model High School, Ilorin, who accompanied his student, Akerekan Olayinka, winner of the senior category in the state, said the competition has assisted students and teachers to know their abilities, as it prepares them to compete with other students across the country.

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