Out of a total of 51,018 students that sat for this year’s stage one of the 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show, Lagos State topped the enrolment chart with 7,098 candidates, followed by Oyo and Ogun States with 3,833 and 3,234 respectively. The enrolment figure represents a 12 per cent growth over the previous year.
Delta State, with 2,282 candidates picked the fourth position for the South-South, while Anambra State with 1,560 candidates was top among the states in the South East.
Kaduna led the North West with a figure of 1,675 candidates while the top spot in the North Central went to Nasarawa which pulled 1,423 candidates. Bauchi State however led the North East enrolment with 878 candidates.
Further analysis of the enrolment shows a total of 26,053 candidates in the Junior Secondary School (JSS) category while the Senior Secondary School, SSS category recorded a total of 24,961 candidates.
Also the number of online registration increased from 19,604 to 32,096 in 2017 which is a 64 per cent growth over last year.
Aside the figures, the percentage of online registration to total registration increased from 43 per cent to 63 per cent in 2017. Majority of the states grew over the 2016 figure.