In a bid to encourage excellence in mathematics and promote healthy competition amongst secondary school students, the African Mathematics Olympiad has presented the Schools Mathematics Championship. The competition, which is set to hold in Makurdi,Lagos,and other state of the Federation in Nigeria, is a golden opportunity for students to showcase their mathematical prowess and compete against their peers.
Sadly, Cowbell Mathematics Competition, which is a popular mathematics competition in Nigeria, was unable to hold this year due to a lack of sponsorship. However, the Schools Mathematics Championship presents another opportunity for students to display their abilities in this subject.
According to sources, a private school has expressed interest in the competition and is preparing selected students for the upcoming exams. The school will be testing the students using past questions from the organisers to assess their readiness for the competition. Students in both junior and senior categories are expected to participate.
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The competition will be in two rounds, with the first round consisting of 30 objective questions. The primary focus of the school is not on winning the prize but rather the experience the students will gain from participating in the competition.
The registration fee for non-government owned schools is 2,000 Naira per student, and the school is seeking support to fund the project, including registration, transportation, and other expenses.
The competition promises to be an exciting event for students and will undoubtedly foster a healthy spirit of competition and encourage academic excellence in mathematics. We will keep you updated on the progress of the school in this competition.
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