Earnest-Eze, former Cowbellpedia champion vows to repeat feat
As the battle for the winner of 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz competition continues, one of the contestants, Munachi Ernest-Eze of Loyola Jesuit, Abuja has expressed his confidence to win the senior category.
Ernest-Eze who has moved on to the semi finals in the fourth preliminary contest won the Junior Category of the competition in 2015. The contest is being sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
The contestant, along with Emmanuel Mebude of Ogunlade Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos moved on to the semi-finals after surviving the challenge from Oghenekvwe Agbadudu of University Preparatory Secondary School, Benin City, Edo State; Taiwo Gbadamosi of Oritamefa Baptist Model College, Ibadan, Oyo State; Florence Izekwe of Twelve Apostles College, Sharon, Ebonyi State and Shuaib Abdullahi of Nigerian Tulip International College, Yobe, Yobe State.
The 16-year-old, who aspires to be an aeronautic engineer, revealed that Mathematics and Chemistry are his best subjects and promised to spend his prize money to further his education.
In the Junior Category, Hezekiah Ilesanmi of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun State and Ayomiposi Adeleye of Federal Government College, Suleja, Niger State picked the semi-final slot contested by Cynthia Monyei of Good Shepherd Comprehensive High School, Meiran, Lagos; Oyeyemi Olorunkoya of Deeper Life High School, Mowe, Ogun State; David Nwobi of Faith Academy, Lokoja, Kogi State and Abdulbasit Abdulrazak of Command Day Secondary School, Bauchi, Bauchi State.
Ilesanmi, 13, who is participating in the competition for the first time, described the contest as “very good and interesting.” The Junior Secondary School (JSS) student who scored 98 per cent in the qualifying examinations also expressed confidence about his ability to win the ultimate prize.
An all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country and a sum of one million naira is the ultimate prize for this year’s winners in both the Junior and Senior categories, while the first and second runners-up in each category will go home with seven hundred and fifty thousand and five hundred thousand naira respectively.
The teachers of the 2017 champions will be awarded four hundred thousand naira each, while those of the first and second runners-up will receive three hundred thousand and two hundred thousand naira respectively. The winning schools will be rewarded with Mathematics textbooks, desktop computers and printers.
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