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Winners emerge in The Ultimate Mathematics Ambassador competition


Alonge Renfred Ize of Scholars Universal Primary School, Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State has emerged overall winner of The Ultimate Mathematics Ambassador-TUMA 2018, an annual mathematics competition organised by The Ambassadors Schools, Ota.

Oganla Faizal Oluwatobi of Tomobid School, Ikeja, Lagos and Oboegbulem Adanna Jessica of Dr. Soyemi Memorial Nursery & Primary School, Festac Town, Lagos, emerged second and third, respectively.

The overall winner went home with N200, 000 and a plaque, his schoolteacher received N75, 000 and a plaque, while his school got a Laptop, printer, textbooks and a plaque. The second position got N150, 000 and a plaque, while the teacher received N50, 000 and a plaque and the school a Laptop, textbooks as well as a plaque. The third position got N100, 000 and a plaque; teacher went home with N30, 000 and a plaque, the school received a printer, textbooks and a plaque.

Participants from the fourth to 10th position got N30, 000 each and their schools, N15, 000 each, 11th to 20th positions received N15, 000 each and their schools N5, 000 each. All the participants got certificates of participation.

In all, 916 pupils from primary schools, cutting across 304 schools in Lagos and Ogun State participated.

Mr. Yomi Osewa, chairman of the school said the TUMA movement has been experiencing progressive growth, as schools’ and pupils’ participation is on the increase and the popularity of the programme is growing very fast.

He said the core vision is to eradicate Mathematics phobia among pupils, which is gradually being achieved.

He said: “I must commend the planning committee’s relentless efforts, as well as the pupils and Mathematics teachers of private and public primary schools in Lagos and Ogun States in making this a reality. Those who have been following TUMA for the past years would agree with me that a lot of innovations have been incorporated into the project. The system has improved. The process has enlarged.

“This has sharpened the awareness, the registration, the competition itself, access to the results and the awards. At this point, we need to reiterate our commitment that we shall not relent. For the first time in the history of TUMA, forms were not distributed manually those who came for it. Majority of the forms were accessed online. Most schools also completed the registration or downloaded the form from our website.”

Chairman of the day, Lolu Ojo, who is the Managing Director of Healthcare, urged parents to impact their world positively wherever they find themselves, as they will only pass the road once.

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