The on-going Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show has continued to generate big excitement for students, parents and millions of viewers who watch the programme every week on television stations across the country.
The parents and other stakeholders in the education sector have also lauded Promasidor Nigeria Limited for bankrolling the initiative which is aimed at discovering and celebrating young scientists and inventors in the country
Last weekend, one of the contestants, Jessica Austine revealed that she draws her inspiration for Mathematics when she dances.
Austine, 13, a student of Federal Government Girls College, Owerri, Imo State explained that she loves dancing whichinspires her to solve Mathematics questions. “I love dancing greatly. It is my hobby. When I am not solving mathematics problems, I dance…This helps me greatly whenever I go back to my Mathematics,” she told journalists in Lagos last weekend.
The soft spoken Austine who looks forward to contesting in the finals, expressed her wish to clinch the ultimate prize to honour her parents and her State. “I want to win this competition. It will be great if I do. My parents and my school will be very happy,” she said.
Earlier, Mr Kolawole Bello, a Mathematics teacher at The Ambassador College, Ota, Ogun State advised parents on how to stem the continuous poor performance of students in Mathematics.
Bello who was speaking at the venue of the on-going Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show in Lagos explained that parents have a role to play in sustaining the interest of their children in the subject. He added that as much as teachers are trying these days to encourage students in Mathematics and in the sciences, the support and encouragement from parents will go a long way to complement the efforts of teachers.
Both intellectual and spiritual weapons had been deployed to help the contestants as the fireworks of 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics T.V Quiz Show continued in Lagos.
Not a few parents believe that all efforts to see their ward succeed in the competition will be worth the while as the ultimate prize for this year is one million naira and an all-expenses paid educational excursion outside the country. The teacher of the winning students will receive N400,000.