BY Amaka Abayomi
Seventy-four students in the senior and junior categories have sat for the second and final stage of the 2012 Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) examination, last Saturday, in four zones pan-Nigeria.
Disclosing that the 74 successful students were from the 35,000 that sat for the first stage exams, Marketing Director, Promasidor, Mr. Kachi Onubogu, said: “The best three students in each category at the state level will receive N25,000, N20,000 and N15,000 respectively, aside other branded gift items, for their outstanding performances at the first stage examination.
A cash award of N15,000 each will be given to teachers of the first prize winners in each state for both senior and junior categories.”
He also said the final examination will produce the national winner alongside 10 others from each category.
Represented by Mr. Orunsolu Ismail of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, the Commissioner of Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunoye, commended Promasidor for decentralizing its examination centres as against bringing all of them to Lagos.
NASSMAC, which started in 1998 with the aim of helping students to demystify mathematics, is a platform for identifying outstanding students and encouraging excellence among secondary school students in Nigeria.