Promasidor Nigeria Limited has restated its commitment to girl-child education as the 2017 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show opened amidst excitement and expectations.
Mr. Olivier Thiry, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited explained at a press briefing held in Lagos last week that girl-child education is very important to nation building and human capital development.
He stated that the stage 1 of the competition will continue with the initiative that was started in 2016 where mixed school were asked to nominate a minimum of two (2) girls for each category to represent such school. This, according to him, will encourage the girl child to take interest in education especially the STEM courses.
In continuation, Thiry added that the minimum girl-child enrolment initiative which started last year paid off as it was an all-girls affair in the Junior category and in the Senior category, the 1st and 2nd runner up positions.
He maintained that Cowbell Our Milk has been involved in the improvement of the standard of education in Nigeria especially in Mathematics over the last two decades.
Thiry noted that across the globe, investment in education has assumed an entirely new frontier that government and corporate organizations have come to realize that building capacity in STEM courses which Mathematics is a key component of, represents the driving force for development in the 21st century.
Like the previous editions, the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Quiz Show is open to Students in JSS3 and SSS2 from 10-18 Years of age attending full time secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria. To register you are required to visit www.cowbellpedia.ng
The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is One Million Naira and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country while the 1st and 2nd runners up will go home with Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only and Five Hundred Thousand Naira only respectively.
The Teachers of the winners will be awarded Four hundred thousand naira while Teachers of 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up will go home with Three hundred thousand naira and Two hundred thousand naira respectively.
The 2016 winners, Miss Juliet Ekoko and Master Ayolouwa Oguntade also commended Promasidor for the opportunity given to them to hone their Mathematics skill through the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show.
It would be recalled that Promasidor Nigeria Limited won the Best Company in Education during awards ceremony organized by SERA CSR Awards and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Lagos Chapter in 2016.