By Dayo Adesulu
Cowbell has reiterated its commitment to boosting the study of Mathematics among students stating that Mathematics is the bedrock of Science and technology. Speaking at the first stage of the examination for National Secondary School Mathematics Competition, NASSMAC, held at the Immaculate Heart Secondary School, Maryland, Lagos, Mr Abiodun Ayodeji, Category Manager Dairy said;
“The Cowbell Secondary School Mathematics Competition encourages the study of mathematics because mathematics is the bedrock of Science which is the bedrock of innovation.’’ At the centre in Maryland, no fewer than 600 students from junior and senior secondary schools in Lagos wrote the examination under strict supervision. According to him, in Nigeria, NASSMAC has 184 centres in various states of the federation and in the FCT, Abuja where the examination is held.
Ayodeji who disclosed that the prizes of the competitions has been increased to 62 per cent, noted that the total prize money have moved from 350, 000 to 750, 000 for the first prize. While second prize to get 500, 000.
To further take the campaign of mathematics to students, Ayodeji averred that Cowbell has started a radio programme on 15 channels. “We nourish them with our Cowbell product, why can’t we nourish their brain too. The topics taught during the programme follow the school syllabus so that when you listen to the programme there is no way you will not improve in mathematics.”