Lagos, Ogun lead registration for Cowbellpedia quiz competition
This is a 34 per cent increase over the 41,730 participants recorded in 2018 when the registration format went strictly online.
The online format was introduced in 2016 to align with global trend in examination registration.
Marketing Manager, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Abiodun Ayodeji, explained that the online mode of registration was introduced in 2016 to improve the ease of participating in the annual competition while encouraging the schools to continue supporting the initiative.
According to Ayodeji, Lagos State led the registration chart with 9,860 candidates, followed by Ogun and Oyo States with 4,687 and 4,195 respectively.
The three states had been consistent in their lead over the last four years.
Rivers State, with 2,492 candidates, took the fourth position overall and first in the South South region, while Osun had 2,471 candidates, Ekiti 2,331 candidates and Ondo State 2,071.
Anambra led the five Southeast states by producing 1,810 candidates while Plateau emerged the best in the North with a figure of 1,445.
The analysis also revealed that Sokoto State has 136 per cent registration increase over its enrolment for last year, while Adamawa; Gombe, Zamfara, Plateau and Edo State, 110, 99, 72, 68 and 67 percent respectively.
The result will be announced in June with the best 108 students (54 each for junior and senior categories) proceeding to the next stage, which is the TV quiz show.
The show will run in 13 episodes and aired on major television stations across the country.
Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria, Anders Einarsson had earlier announced N2m and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country. The first and second runners-up will go home with N1.5million and N1 million respectively.
While the teacher of the top prize winner will be awarded N500, 000, those of the first and second runners-up will get N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively.
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