Firm celebrates teachers with special cowbellpedia mathematics quiz show
In celebration of teachers, Promasidor Nigeria Limited recently held a special edition of Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz Show to commemorate the 2018 World Teachers Day.Instead of students answering questions from the quiz master, the episode had teachers in their places while the students cheered from the audience stands.
Twelve teachers, who produced the finalists in the junior and senior categories of the 2017 edition of the quiz show contested for prizes.In the junior category, Mr Oluwaseun Makinde of Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, Rivers State won the star prize. Makinde was the teacher of Oluwafemi Adeyanju, who finished as first runner-up in the junior category last year.
A teacher from Marist Brother Juniorate, Abia State, Mr Thomas Eya was the first runner-up, while Mr Ayorinde Olatunde of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt emerged the second runner-up. Olatunde’s student, Jesse Uche-Nwichi, had won the junior category last year.
Also in the teachers’ contest for the junior category were Messrs Hamzat Dankanawa of Nigerian Tulip International College, Kaduna State; Paul Fase of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt; and Lasisi Abu of Advanced Breed Comprehensive College, Sagamu, Ogun State, whose student, Ezekiel Ekanem was the second runner-up in the junior category last year.
Makinde, with an 11-year experience in the teaching profession said the victory had given him the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of his students.“I now know what the students are going through…It is very easy to blame the students for lack of speed and for errors, but I now know it is not that easy,” he admitted.
In the senior category, a teacher from Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun State, Mr Kehinde Oludare got the crown. His student, Tomiwa Olatunbosun exited in the first round of the final last year.
The first runner-up was Mr David Oluganna of Greater Tomorrow International College, Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo State, who produced Evans Owamoyo, the student that won the third prize last year;
Mr Femi Fashotito of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja emerged the second runner-up in the senior category. His student, Munachi Ernest-Eze set a record by winning the junior and senior categories in 2015 and 2017. Oludare who described the initiative as a big morale booster for teachers across the country said while the profession requires passion, teaching Mathematics demands a ‘special anointing’ because of the nature of the subject and the misconception by students and parents.
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