Jeremiah Adedoyin, a final year student of Department of Mathematics, University of Lagos, has emerged the overall winner of the 2019 National Mathematics Competition.
Jeremiah Adedoyin, who is also President of his Department stated:
“I thank God for my victory, I didn’t know I will be the winner of this contest. But I just set up my mind that I’m going for gold and nothing less.”
The competition, organised by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), was for university students across the country.
The competition which started on April 28, featured 80 contestants from 20 universities. A total of 40 contestants won bronze, silver and gold medals.
“In every contest, there must be a winner and a loser, but know that you are the best in your various institutions. Also use the knowledge gained to better the society.
If there is anything you have benefited from this programme, do well to tell others, portray us in a good light so that more persons can come to get a similar experience.
This contest also helps us to identify the departments in our Nigerian university system that are outstanding in the teaching and learning of mathematics, such that we will be able to recommend them even to the outside world.
So we are encouraging [those] universities to identify with us so that they will be able to understand their weaknesses and improve on them.”