Registration for Yomi Otubela Foundation (YOF) scholarship award in mathematics kicks off
The Founder of Yomi Otubela Foundation (YOF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) committed to assisting, through scholarship award, students of outstanding academic performance in Mathematics throughout Nigeria, Chief Yomi Otubela, has said that the application form for Yomi Otubela Foundation can be obtained and completed on line via yomiotubelafoundation.org as registration opens on April 25 and closes May 20 for the examination which will take place on June 18, 2016.
Speaking concerning the foundation at a recent press conference, Otubela said that the scholarship
was borne out of the desire to encourage outstanding academic performance among youths in Mathematics throughout Nigeria.
“This was borne out of the desire to encourage young and enterprising brains and to inject in them the spirit of a rewarding competition. By this way, the foundation hopes to enhance the spirit of academic growth which hitherto seems to be waning or dropping by leaps and bounds.
He said that it is equally true that the world can only be advanced through science and technology.
“My question therefore is; can science and technology be meaningful without mathematics? Again, if we don’t engage in or give the young ones those things that will motivate them to love Mathematics, will the world not dwindle to the historical “Dark Ages” or I should say, primitivism?”
Otubela said that there is the need to drive young boys and girls in primary and secondary school into the full acceptance of Mathematics.
“Besides, we want to encourage schools to take the teaching of Mathematics beyond what it is at present if we are thinking of rapid technological advancement as it is in countries like China, USA, Taiwan and the former USSR.”
He said that this is possible but its realization depends on the people, the children and the teaching of a subject like Mathematics in a way that will make the children admire and understand it.
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