Akinfoluhan Akinleye and Chinedu Mgbemena have emerged overall winners respectively in the junior and senior categories of the 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz.
13-year-old Akinfoluhan Akinleye is a student of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State while 17-year-old Chinedu Mgbemena is a student of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt.
As part of the 20th anniversary of Cowbell and Mathematics in Nigeria, the champions in both categories received increased prize money of ₦2 million each with an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country.
Coming second place in the junior category is Splendour Nwankwo of Jesuit Memorial College and in third position is Favour Okarike of Graceland International School, both in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Chinedu Mgbemena emerged first place in the senior category by finishing ahead of Isinkaye Praise of Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State and the 2016 junior category champion Juliet Ekoko of Ambassadors College, Ota who both came 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The first and second runners-up in both categories received ₦1.5 million and ₦1 million respectively.
Other winners on the night were Faith Odunsi of the Ambassadors College, who picked up the record holder award for “Most Questions Answered” in the Cowbellpedia 60 seconds of Fame segment for junior category while Chinedu Mgbemena also picked same award for the senior category.
This year’s Benson Oweka Memorial Award was awarded to Graceland International School, Port Harcourt.