It was excitement galore at different venues for the qualifying written examination for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz.
The examination was written on Saturday in various centres across Nigeria.
Over 45,000 junior and senior secondary school students, who converged at their respective centres to write the examination, were excited and eager on arrival to complete their accreditation exercise.
The event attracted the presence of officials of the States’ Ministry of Education who arrived the venues earlier to ensure locations were prepared for the participating students before verification started; some students expressed hope that they would qualify for the next round of the competition.
In an interview in Lagos, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji, Category Manager, Dairy, Promasidor, express satisfaction at the large turnout of students, teachers and parents who accompanied them to the venues of the examination in various parts of the country.
Ayodeji explained that the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz was designed to discover and nurture talented students in JSS III and SSS II.
He said the participating schools were given equal opportunities in the qualifying examination as five students in the junior category and five in the senior cadre represented each school.
Two classes of candidates, Online registered and Manual registered, wrote the examination in each centre. The former were those that were registered online prior to the examination, while the latter represented the category of students who did manual registration.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the Head of Marketing said Promasidor 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 centres while in Ogun State, 9 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.