Michael Enehizena and Oghenero Ologe have emerged overall winners respectively in the junior and senior categories of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz.
Michael Enehizena is a student of The Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State while Oghenero Ologe is a student of Zionfield Pinnacle School, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Also in the Junior category, Abdul-Quayum Alli, of Ota Total Academy, Ota, Ogun State, and David Charles of Graceland International Secondary, School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, came second and third respectively.
Akinyemi Dabira of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State and Hezekiah Olabisi of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun emerged as first and second runner-up respectively in the Senior category.
The two champions got ₦2 million each and an all-expenses paid education excursion outside the country.
The first and second runners-up in each category received ₦1.5 million and ₦1 million respectively, while the teachers of the top prize winners were awarded ₦500,000. Those of the first and second runners-up received ₦400,000 and ₦300,000 respectively.
The Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz Show is sponsored by Cowbell Milk
The Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson, while speaking in Lagos at the finals of season 5 of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show stated:
“I am convinced that with the array of talents displayed by these young Nigerians here today, Nigeria can rule the world. I advise the youth to continue to sustain their interest in Mathematics because the future is theirs.”
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Stephen Adebunmi, who represented the Acting Registrar of NECO, Mr Abubakar Gana, explained that since Mathematics is very central to human and nation’s capacity, the subject deserves all the support from public and private organisations.