Champions emerge at Nigeria Tulip International Colleges National Mathematic Competition
Bhardwaj Ishi of Indian Language School, Lagos State, Chukwuanukwu Kachi Patrick of God’s Wisdom International School, Anambra State, and James Venor of Bimstar Montessori School, Lagos State, have emerged winners of the Nigeria Tulip International Colleges’ (NTIC) National Mathematics Competition, with 97.56, 95.18, and 94.98 points respectively.
The competition organised in collaboration with the National Mathematical Center (NMC), was designed to stimulate interest of pupils across the country in mathematics education, particularly primary five and six pupils.
The winners contested with 34,000 pupils across the 36 states of the federation to emerge champions. After the preliminaries in the six geo-political zones in the country, 15 pupils who performed exceptionally well were selected to participate in the final stage.
For their excellent performance, Ishi, Patrick and Venor were presented with cash prizes of N300, 000, N200, 000 and N100, 000 respectively. They also received gold, silver and bronze medals, coupled with full scholarship of different percentages at NTIC.
NLNG School, Rivers State won the Special award/GAUSS award of the 14th yearly National Mathematic Competition for zone A and also Kharazmi award of the year.In his remark, Managing Director of NTIC, Mr. Orhan Ketim said the college and NMC have been making conscientious effort to sow the seed of love of mathematics in the hearts of pupils.
“Not just because without mathematics there is no science, or because it is a universal language or because bridges and building would not stand properly without the right mathematics, but because mathematics is something profoundly human, and takes us to some of the deepest truths in the universe in which we live.”
While restating that the college is committed to producing academically excellent, morally upright and socially responsible citizens for Nigeria and the world in general, he emphasised that NTIC has made significant contribution to the quality of education particularly in mathematics education.
Coordinator of the competition, South West Zone, Mr. Fevzi Senka, explained that this year’s competition witnessed tremendous success as the quality of the examination has improved a great deal. “It is being used as the yard stick to measure the performance of mathematics teachers in public schools across the different education districts of the participating states.
“Just as in previous years, the rewards are not for the pupils alone but also for the schools and the teachers who produced the winners. The prizes range from cash prizes, photocopier, certificate, and medals.”This is one of our ways of giving back to the society.”