THE 2017 Cowbellpedia
Secondary Schools
Mathematics TV Quiz
Show produced the first
set of semi-finalists last
weekend.
Anita Alabi of Gloryland
Secondary School,
Igarra, Edo State and
Henry Famuyiwa of
Model Secondary School,
Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo
State triumphed over their
counterparts to proceed
to the semi-finals in the
Junior category of the
competition sponsored
by the flagship brand
of Promasidor Nigeria
Limited, Cowbell Our
Milk.
Oseghale Ailuelohia
of Mind Builders High
School, Satellite Town,
Lagos; Abdusamad
Ahmad of Flora College,
Ilorin, Kwara State;
Stanley Odebeatu of
All Hallows Seminary,
Onitsha, Anambra State
and Olali Diepreye of
Belary Schools, Yenagoa,
Bayelsa State failed to
qualify for the semifinal
stage in the Junior
category.
Alabi and Famuyiwa,
who garnered 90 and 105 points respectively could
not conceal their excitement
as they screamed and
embraced their teachers who
expressed their confidence
in the students’ ability to
advance to the finals.
Alabi, the only female in
the group, had a perfect
score in the qualifying
examinations which was
conducted in March 2017.
She said her performance
in the competition would
make her father proud.
Famuyiwa, whose hobbies
are drawing and singing
said he looked forward to
celebrating his success with
his schoolmates.
In the Senior category,
Michael Paul of Excelgrace
Academy, Gboko, Benue
State and Margaret Chibuzo
of Dority International
Schools, Aba, Abia State
with 105 and 110 points
respectively scaled through
to the semi-finals. Paul
had a perfect score in the
qualifying examinations
while Chibuzo scored 95
per cent.
The duo knocked out
Goodluck Samuel of
Emplace College, Akure,
Ondo State; Samuel
Adekunle of Christ
the Redeemer College,
Sagamu, Ogun State;
Kyrian Obikwelu of
All Hallows Seminary,
Onitsha, Anambra State
and Abdullahi Nasir of Late
Sabo Memorial Progressive
Secondary School, Tilden-
Fulani, Bauchi State.
Chibuzo, 15, who is
visiting Lagos for the firsttime
desires to become a
computer engineer. She
prays for more confidence
and to improve her speed
in the journey to actualise
her dream of becoming the
Senior category winner
of the 2017 Cowbellpedia
Secondary Schools
Mathematics TV Quiz Show.
Paul, who wants to be a
medical doctor, traced his
interest in Mathematics
to the encouragement he
received from his father.
“My father, a civil engineer,
trained me, encouraged me
and got me prepared for this
competition and I can only
hope for the best,” he said.
The ultimate prize for this
year’s edition is One Million
Naira and an all-expense
paid educational excursion
outside the country while
the first and second runnersup
will go home with Seven Hundred and Fifty
Thousand Naira and Five
Hundred Thousand Naira
respectively.
The teachers of the 2017
champions will be awarded
Four Hundred Thousand
Naira while those of the
first and second runners-up
will receive Three Hundred
Thousand Naira and Two
Hundred Thousand Naira
respectively.
The winning schools
will be rewarded with
Mathematics textbooks,
desktop computers and
printers.
The competition continues
this weekend while the
programme will be aired
to millions of Nigerians on
Africa Magic Family, Africa
Independent Television
(AIT) Network and other six
television stations across the
country.
Parents and stakeholders
in the education sector have
also lauded Promasidor
Nigeria Limited for
bankrolling the initiative
which is aimed at
discovering and celebrating
young scientists and future
inventors in the country.

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