By Amaka Abayomi
Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell milk, has flagged off the 2013 edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC).
Currently in its 13th edition, NASSMAC is a competition aimed at awakening the consciousness and interest of secondary school students in mathematics.
Calling for entries for the competition, the Managing Director/CEO, Promasidor Nigeria, Chief Keith Richards, said Promasidor will continue to nourish the dreams of millions of young Nigerians as well as continue to inspire brilliancy in schools.
“We are delighted that NASSMAC has continued to impact lives of students across the nation. Our commitment over the years to NASSMAC has seen this nation-building initiative grow from a small school competition in Lagos in 1998 to a national competition with great reputation in the education industry.”
The NASSMAC 2013 edition, which also marks the 20th year anniversary for Promasidor Nigeria Limited, promises to be exciting as the number of entries has been increased to three students in both junior and senior categories and teachers who have relentlessly stayed committed to NASSMAC will also be celebrated.
“Every year for us in Promasidor is never the same, and this anniversary year, we celebrate the teachers who have relentlessly stayed committed to the cause of nurturing our kids to academic greatness despite all odds and challenges in the educational system”, Richards added.
Describing the processes involved in participating in the competition, Commercial Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kachi Onubogu said that the competition is open to all students between 10 – 18 years of age in JSS3 and SS2, in any government approved school in Nigeria.
“The best three students in both categories will represent their schools, and schools that intend to participate can obtain forms from www.promasidor-ng.com or from the headquarters.”
The properly filled forms must be stamped and signed by the school principal and must be presented by the student to the officials at the examination centre on the examination day.
The first stage examination is billed to hold on Saturday, March 16th, 2013, in 200 centres across Nigeria. Students with the highest scores in both categories will move to the second and final stage examination which will produce national prize winners.