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Lagos, Ogun, Oyo Lead In Registration For 2019 Cowbellpedia Maths Competition

Registration chart for the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show showed that Lagos State led the registration chart with 9,860 candidates for the current year.
The state is followed by Ogun and Oyo States with 4,687 and 4,195 respectively and have all 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 State with 2,471 candidates, Ekiti State (2,331 candidates) and Ondo State (2,071) occupied the fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.

Anambra State led the five Southeast states by producing 1,810 candidates while Plateau State 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 State (110 per cent), Gombe State (99 per cent), Zamfara State (72 per cent), Plateau State (68 per cent) and Edo State (67 per cent) followed in that order.

However, sponsor of the competition, Promasidor Nigeria Limited acknowledged full embrace of the online registration format by participating schools as this has led to an all-time high enrolment of 56,073 students that took part in the first stage of the 2019 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show.

“This is a 34 per cent increase over the 41,730 participants recorded in 2018 when the registration format went strictly online. Hitherto, it had been a mixture of both manual and online registration.

The online format was introduced in 2016 to align with the global trend in examination registration.

Abiodun Ayodeji, Marketing Manager, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, said that the online mode of registration was introduced in 2016 to improve the ease of participation in the annual TV Quiz Show and this has paid off with the new feat recorded in 2019. Also, he encouraged the schools to continue to support the laudable initiative.

The result of the first stage of the examination is expected to be announced in June with the best 108 students (54 each for junior and senior categories) proceeding to stage two, which is the Television Quiz Show that will be transmitted in 13 episodes on major television stations across the country.

Chinedu Mgbemena of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Akinfoluhan Akinleye of The Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun State are respectively the reigning senior and junior champions.

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