Cowbellpedia TV quiz excites viewers
The on-going Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show has continued to generate excitement for students, parents and millions of viewers across the country, who have also lauded Promasidor Nigeria Limited for bankrolling the initiative which is aimed at discovering and celebrating young scientists and inventors in the country.
Last weekend, one of the contestants, Jessica Austine, 13, stated that she draws inspiration for mathematics when she dances. Austine, a student of Federal Government Girls College, Owerri, Imo State, explained that she loves dancing, which inspires her to solve mathematics questions.
“I love dancing greatly,” she told journalists in Lagos last weekend. “It is my hobby. When I am not solving mathematics problems, I dance; this helps me greatly whenever I go back to my mathematics”.
The young talent said she looks forward to contesting in the finals, where she hopes to clinch the ultimate prize to honour her parents and her state, noting, “I want to win this competition. It will be great if I do. My parents and my school will be very happy”.
A mathematics teacher at The Ambassador College, Ota, Ogun State, Mr. Kolawole Bello, advised parents on how to stem the continuous poor performance of students in mathematics.
Bello noted that parents have a role to play in sustaining the interest of their children in the subject, adding, “As much as teachers are trying these days to encourage students in mathematics and in the sciences, the support and encouragement from parents will go a long way to complement the efforts of teachers”.
Many parents believe that efforts to see their wards succeed in the competition will be worth the while, as the ultimate prize for this year is N1 million and all-expenses paid educational excursion outside the country. The teacher of the winning students will receive 400,000 (four hundred thousand naira).
The airing of the programme continues this weekend on the following networks and times; AIT Network on Saturday, 7. 00p.m; NTA Onitsha, Sunday, 5. 00p.m; STV Jos, Sunday, 5.00 p.m.; NTA Kano, Saturday, 2.00 p.m.; and DSTV Channel 154 on Saturday, 9.00 p.m.
Other are TVC, Lagos, Saturday 8.00p.m and CRBC Calabar, Saturday 7.00p.m have been added to the existing list of TV stations or visit www.cowbellpedia.ng for the full airing schedules.