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Cowbellpedia is once again a huge success in Nigeria
The 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition came to a glorious end with Juliet Ekoko and Ayoola Oguntade, both of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State winning the Junior and Senior categories respectively. The winners got N1 million each and an all-expense paid education excursion outside the country.
Ekoko, The 12-year old daughter of a Mathematician, was described by her mother, Funmi Ekoko, as very diligent. Her father, Eyimofe Ekoko, was very elated as he thanked God and Promasidor for the honour and opportunity given to the family. The winner, who aspires to be a medical doctor, also expressed gratitude to God and dedicated her victory to God, her teacher, her parents and her friends for their encouragement. “I am very happy today. I am very grateful to God who has given me the grace and power to become a star today. Indeed, the scripture: we are what we are by the grace of God, has come to fulfilment in my life today,” she told journalists.
In the senior category, Ayooluwa Oguntade, also of The Ambassadors College, won the competition and the ultimate prize. Oguntade, who has been a class captain, a class representative and now the Head Boy of his school, also ascribed his success to God and his teachers. He aspires to study Engineering in the University and run his own company. “The top CEOs I read about studied engineering and run their own companies. I also want to have an engineering degree and run my own company,” he said.
The winner, who loves ‘Ofada rice and beef stew’ also intends to invent a flying car to ease the traffic gridlock especially on Nigerian roads.
His father, Bodunrin Oguntade expressed great appreciation to God and the organisers of the competition for the initiative, which he believes will shape the future of Nigerian youth.
In his welcome address, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria, Olivier Thiry, reiterated the commitment of the company towards education, saying it is the most important investment for the future of the children of Nigeria, especially the girl-child, because it allows them greater power to make informed choices. He saluted the finalists for their excellent performance and assured all present that Promasidor will continue to support the academic development of Nigerian children.