Promasidor wins NIPR Best Company in Education Award
Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show initiative has earned it the Best Company in Education in the 2016 at the Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA). It was organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter.
While speaking at the event, Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Mr. Olusegun McMedal, said the consistency of Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz initiative is commendable, and that it has motivated students to have interest in the subject, which is a basic requirement in any profession in life. He affirmed that Promasidor has done well in ensuring that students imbibe the culture of having Mathematics as one of their favourite subjects in school.
To receive the award was the Assistant Brand Manager, Promasidor, Miss. Oluwatooni Odewole, who said the award was deserved as it shows the company‘s strong commitment in improving the standard of education and encouraging them to erase the notion that Mathematics is a difficult subject that should be neglected.
“It is part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative of the company, which has greatly imparted on students’ perception of the subject,” she stated.
Also, on the CSR initiative, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Olivier Thiry, said a strong foundation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education has become very important at this stage when Nigeria is determined to broaden its economic base like that of the developed world.
“STEM courses are pivotal to a nation’s technological advancement and Mathematics, which has historically been seen by students as an unattractive subject, is a key component of STEM education,” he said.