Supremacy battle begins as first set of finalists emerge at Cowbellpedia Maths TV quiz
The battle on who wears the crown for the 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show has begun as the first set of semi-finalists emerged last weekend.
Anita Alabi of Gloryland Secondary School, Igarra, Edo State and Henry Famuyiwa of Model Secondary School, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo State, triumphed over their counterparts to proceed to the semi-finals in the junior category of the contest sponsored by Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of cowbell milk.
Alabi and Famuyiwa, who garnered 90 and 105 points respectively, could not conceal their excitement as they embraced their teachers who earlier expressed confidence in the students’ ability to advance to the finals. Alabi, the only female in the group, had a perfect score in the qualifying examinations, which was conducted in March 2017.
In the senior category, Michael Paul of Excelgrace Academy, Gboko, Benue State and Margaret Chibuzo of Dority International Schools, Aba, Abia State, with 105 and 110 points respectively scaled through to the semi-finals. Paul had a perfect score in the qualifying examinations while Chibuzo scored 95 per cent.
The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is N1m and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country while the first and second runners-up will go home with N750, 000 and N500,000 respectively.
The teachers of the 2017 champions will be awarded N400, 000, while those of the first and second runners-up will receive N300, 000 and N200,000, respectively.