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Group launches mathematics competition to boost students’ morale

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A non-governmental organisation, NBM of Africa Worldwide, has launched its maiden ‘South-South regional mathematics quiz competition.

During the kick-off of the first round of the competition at the Aladumo International Schools, Government Reservation Area (GRA), Port Harcourt, both public and private schools were well represented.

The group, in a statement by its public relations officer, Mr. Oluwatosin Dixon, explained that the idea was to remove the phobia pupils have for mathematics, which he said is fundamental in our daily lives.

He said the competitions would be held in Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. Three winners representing each state will contest for a regional winner to emerge.

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“It was decided we start with schools in Rivers State. Invitation was extended to a great number of senior secondary schools, both public and private schools.

“The competition is part of our contribution to reward excellent students and schools, in order to refocus them to education and literacy. The objective of the competition is to remove phobia and inculcate in the students the love for mathematics. It is also geared towards inspiring senior secondary school students to be more confident in themselves and enhance their performances in both internal and external examinations during their academic pursuits.”

Certificates of award were given to all the pupils that participated. At the end of the first round, we had to carry out elimination process where a few qualified students were selected for second round.

At the state level, along with their certificates and trophies, the first, second and third positions will be rewarded with cash prizes of N100, 000, N70,000 and N50,000 respectively.

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