Two weeks after the official flag-off, public and private secondary schools across the country have been mobilising their best JSS 3 and SSS 2 candidates to register for the 2019 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz Show.
Entry for the competition closes on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Registration is strictly online through the website, www.cowbellpedia.ng and it is absolutely free.
The Marketing Manager of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Abiodun Ayodeji said each school entitled to put forward five candidates who must be between 10 and 18 years old for each of the junior and senior categories.
He emphasised that, as part of the brand’s deliberate effort in encouraging Girl Child interest in STEM courses, the company is encouraging mixed secondary schools to nominate a minimum of two female students for each category
Ayodeji explained that the registration process required the candidate or school to visit www.cowbellpedia.ng and click on the link, ‘Register your school’, fill the form and submit.
He said that having filled all the required fields in the form, an email would be sent to the school and the primary contact email address earlier provided by the candidate or school.
Ayodeji also said: “The link in the email received would be used to verify the email address. On successful login, click on ‘Add Candidates’ under ‘Candidate Management’, fill in the candidate’s information, upload the candidate’s picture and click the ‘Save Draft’ button. Save the draft information for five (5) candidates for each category before you submit their registration.”
He disclosed that when all the data had been completed for all the candidates (a maximum of five per category), the “Register” button should be clicked to complete the registration process. “A confirmation slip will be generated to download and will also be mailed to the school, candidate or parent/guardian’s email address. Print the confirmation slip and have it stamped and signed by the school principal. The confirmation slip will be required for admitting candidates at the examination venue,” he explained.
All the candidates with confirmation slips would sit for the Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination at their designated centres nationwide on Saturday, February 9, 2019.
The star prize for each of the categories is N2 million and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country.
The first and second runners-up in each category will breceiveN1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
For the teachers of the first prize winners, the reward is N500,000 each, while those of the first and second runners-up will go home with N400,000 and N300,000 respectively.
In the last 21 years, Cowbell, the flagship brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the development of Mathematics through various initiatives. The brand, which has become synonymous with quality and value, also sponsors Cowbellpedia Radio Programme, a five-minute interactive radio Mathematics programme on major stations pan-Nigeria.
It launched Cowbellpedia Mathematics Mobile App, available on Google Play Store and Apple Store through which students can test and sharpen their knowledge of Mathematics.