From Joe Chibueze, Lagos
The 2018 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz show and the search for the next inventor has commenced on a high note as Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, announced an expansion of the initiative to mark 20 years relationship of Cowbell and Mathematics.
Speaking in Lagos, Mr. Anders Einarsson, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria, explained to journalists that this year’s prize money has been doubled as winners in both categories would receive N2 million with an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country for the winners in both categories, while first and second runners-up will receive N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
The teachers of the top prize winners will be awarded N500, 000 while those of the first and second runners-up will receive N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.
The competition is sponsored by Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
In addition, Einarsson informed that the company is launching the Cowbellpedia Academy, a workshop for students and teachers in partnership with a top foreign university to expose participants to new and up-to-date learning techniques required to achieve and improve academic excellence.
Like in the previous editions, the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show is open to students in JSS 3 and SSS 2 from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time secondary education in both public and private schools across Nigeria, entry to the competition is free.