Five months after 41,735 secondary school students sat for the qualifying examination, the second stage of the competition is about to commence.
One hundred and eight students who scaled the first hurdle of the 2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show will engage in the game of speed and accuracy for the ultimate prize in the competition sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
The second stage, which is in a quiz format, will take the candidates through the preliminary, semi-final and final rounds. The show will be broadcasted in 13 weekly episodes on major television stations across the country.
The 108 qualifiers are in two categories – 54 each for the junior and senior categories – from among whom the champions will eventually emerge.
A breakdown of the qualifying examination results showed there were three perfect scores in the junior category from two schools.
These are Favour Okarike and Benny Sampson, both of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; and Chiedozie Okezie Uzochukwu of Nigerian Tulip International College, Abuja.
The Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson, recently in a statement released to newsmen in Lagos explained that the company had demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the project by doubling the prize money for the winning students and their teachers this year as part of the 20th anniversary marking the mutually beneficial relationship between Cowbell Our Milk and Mathematics.