Cowbellpedia ambassador, Akinkuowo, gets Russian scholarship
The 2015 senior category winner of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, Ayodele Akinkuowo, has secured a scholarship to study Aeronautic Engineering at the University of Moscow, Russia.
Akinkuowo was a student of Adeyemi College of Education Demonstration Secondary School, Ondo, when he won the Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition in November 2015.While hosting him in Lagos, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson, announced that the firm donated the sum of USD $2,500 in appreciation of the feat by a ‘Cowbellpedia Ambassador.’
He noted that the money was a token of support for his trip and assured that the company would continue to support the academic development of the Nigerian child.Einarsson maintained that the company remains proud of the achievement of the young man who has hoisted the Cowbellpedia flag higher by his brilliant outing.
In his response, Akinkuowo expressed deep gratitude for the gesture and promised not to diminish the Cowbellpedia spirit in all his endeavours. He disclosed that the competition has not only emboldened him to face the challenges of life, but has also taught him a big lesson in faith and hope.
He said, “Actually, I got the information from a friend and I obtained the form. The process was tough, but I just had this confidence that I can fly. I told my friends that after Cowbellpedia, nothing can scare me again, especially the fact that we were the first set on the TV Quiz Show.”He described the scholarship as a dream come true since Aero or Space engineering has been his childhood dream.