By Dayo Adesulu
NATIONAL Examination Council, NECO, has urged corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor’s initiative of organising mathematical competitions, adding that the initiative has elevated the quality of mathematics education in Nigeria.
Dr. Ikechukwu Anyanwu, Director, Quality Assurance, National Examination Council, NECO, who represented the Registrar in Lagos, also lauded Promasidor for upgrading the Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition registration portal.
He said, “Corporate organisations should emulate Promasidor’s initiative and elevate the quality of mathematics education in Nigeria,” stressing that NECO would continue to support to make the competition achieve its aims and objectives.
Meanwhile, Mr Oliver Thiry, Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, explained that investment in education has assumed an entirely new frontier globally and that governments and corporate organizations have come to realize that building capacity in STEM courses which mathematics is a key component, represents the driving force for development in the 21st century.
He added that like in the previous editions, the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show that is sponsored by Cowbell, the company\s flagship milk brand was open to students in JSS 3 and SSS2 from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time secondary education in both public and private schools in Nigeria and entry into the competition is free.
Recall that Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the sponsor of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show had upgraded the registration portal for the 2017 edition of the competition. While entry into this competition is FREE, Abiodun Ayodeji, Promasidor’s Category Manager (Dairy) said that contestants should register online at www.cowbellpedia.ng.
Ayodeji explained that the new improvement on the registration portal will flash the required fields on the computer screen to alert prospective candidate on the need to complete all the processes.