It was an unprecedented turnout from pupils across the country as Promasidor kicks off the qualifying written examination for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz.
In various centres cut across the country, students gathered in great excitement to write the exam even as they commend the officials for the transparency.
Expressing delight at the level of turnout witnessed across the centres, the Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, FestusTettey, said he was pleased at the conduct of the qualifying written examination for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz, which took place last weekend.
In an interview with Independent after the examination, Tettey, said he was impressed with the massive turnout of students at the venues of the examination in different parts of the nation.
Tettey commended the officials of States’ Ministries of Education and National Examinations Council (NECO), who were on ground at each location to ensure the examinations were conducted in free and fair environment. He therefore gave them thumbs up for the professional way they handled the process.
He explained that Promasidor designed the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz to discover and nurture talented students in secondary schools in Nigeria. He said the participating schools were given equal opportunity in the qualifying examination as five students in the junior category and five in the senior cadre represented each school.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the Head of Marketing said the company arranged for centres in strategic locations across the country in order to make accessibility easy for the participating students and their teachers.
In Lagos alone, examinations were written in 26 centers while in Ogun State, nine schools were used as centres. Among the schools used in Lagos as centres for the examination are: Ransome Kuti Memorial Senior High School, Mushin; Ikeja Senior Grammar School, Oshodi; Kuramo College, Victoria Island; Amuwo Odofin Community Secondary School, Mile 2; and Oriwu Model College, Ikorodu.
Similarly, Remo Secondary School, Shagamu; Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta; Ansarrudeen Comprehensive College, Otta; and Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu Ode; are some of the schools used as centres in Ogun State.