As registration closes Feb. 11
By Elizabeth Uwandu
PUBLIC and private secondary schools across the country have been urged to register their best JSS 3 and SSS2 candidates for the 2018 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz show on or before the deadline of Sunday, February 11.
At the press briefing to flag off the 2018 edition, Promasidor Nigeria Ltd, makers of Cowbell milk, announced a 100 per cent increase in the star prize from N1m to N2m in addition to other incentives. It was the highlight of activities to commemorate 20 years of partnership between Cowbell and Mathematics.
Registration for this year’s Cowbellpedia competition is strictly online via the website: www.cowbellpedia.ng and it is free, with each school entitled to put forward five candidates who must be between 10 and 18 years for each of the junior and senior categories. In order to encourage girl-child education, mixed schools are advised to nominate at least two female students in each of the categories.
Speaking on the registration process, Abiodun Ayodeji, Marketing Manager of Promasidor, sponsors of the competition explained: “The guidelines require the candidate/school to do the following: Go to www.cowbellpedia.ng, click on the link ‘Register your school’, fill the form and submit. Ensure that you fill all the required fields and an email will be sent to the school via primary contact email address provided when filling the form. The link in the email received would be used to verify the email address. On successful login, click on ‘Add Candidates’ under ‘Candidate Management,’ fill in the candidate’s information, upload the candidate’s picture and click the ‘Save Draft’ button. Save the draft information for five candidates for each category before you submit their registration.”
Ayodeji further said that when all the data had been completed for all the candidates (a maximum of five per category), the “Register” button should be clicked to complete the registration process. “A confirmation slip will be generated for download and will also be mailed to the school, candidate or parent/guardian’s email address. Print the confirmation slip and have it stamped and signed by the school principal. The confirmation slip will be required for admitting candidates at the examination venue,” he explained.
The Marketing Manager emphasised that each school should nominate their best students to boost their chances all through to the final. All the candidates with confirmation slips will sit for the Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination at their designated centres nationwide on Saturday, February 17, 2018.
To mark the occassion of 20 years relationship of Cowbell and Mathematics in Nigeria, Anders Einarsson, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, announced a quantum leap in the prizes for this year’s edition, stating that winners in both categories would now receive N2,000,000 each and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country.
The first and second runners-up in each category will be rewarded with N1,500,000 and N1,000,000 respectively.
Teachers of the first prize winners will win N500,000 , while those of the first and second runners-up will receive N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.
Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, is passionate about the development of Mathematics. In addition to the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show, Cowbell, which has become synonymous with quality and value, also sponsors Cowbellpedia Radio Programme, a five-minute interactive radio Mathematics programme on major stations pan-Nigeria. It has also launched Cowbellpedia Mathematics Mobile App, available on Google Play Store and Apple Store through which students can test and sharpen their knowledge of Mathematics.