By Destiny Eseaga
FOUR Nigerian students, Chidiuto Nicole Okorie, Netochukwu Mba Linus, Mgbobukwa Amarachi and Elangwe Oreoluwa and also basic six pupils of St. Leo’s Catholic Private School, Ikeja, Lagos, had been crowned winners over their counterparts from Ghana in the UCMAS mental arithmetic competition in Accra, Ghana.
The UCMAS Nigeria quartet all aged nine, emerged winners after answering with speed and accuracy, 100 mental arithmetic questions within eight minutes.
Speaking to journalists at the unveiling of the Nigeria representatives, the Country Manager, UCMAS Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Alade, advised all parents not to lose hope in their children but to enroll them on the UCMAS whole brain development program in order to help discover the genius within them.
He said: “when both the right and left hemispheres of the brain are developed, the genius within a child is discovered.” He also called on corporate organisations and philanthropists to partner and support the course of UCMAS Nigeria by sponsoring students from Nigeria for the UCMAS 2017 international competition to be held in December in Bali, Indonesia.
Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) Nigeria is a professional educational organisation known for its unique methodologies of stimulating and challenging the brain neurones of children, develops both the right and left hemispheres of the brain, thereby enhancing their concentration, imagination, logical reasoning, mental arithmetic skills, speed and accuracy, photographic memory, listening skills, comprehension, creativity, visualization and memorization skills.
UCMAS also helps to reduce gadget dependency in children with effects of all round academic proficiency, international exposure and certification.
After going through the UCMAS program, a child needs no gadget to do mental arithmetic from Single and double digits of about 10rows to 100 rows involving all operations.