14yrs old students wins Majesty International College’s Mathematics Contest in Lokoja

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Fourteen years old student of Living Faith Academy Lokoja, Divine Oguche has emerged winner of the maiden Majesty International Academy mathematics competition held on Saturday in Lokoja. Divine Oguche, won five hundred thousand Naira, a Refrigerator, Pressing Iron and electric heater as first position and the first runner up, Ismail Wildan got three hundred thousand Naira, a pressing iron and electric kettle while Egede Chris, the 2nd runner-up pocketed two hundred thousand Naira, a pressing iron and electric kettle. Aside the top winners, ten students got N20,000 each and another set of ten students got N10,000 each as consolation prizes even as the 66 participants got certificates of attendants. The Majesty International College Lokoja, in Collaboration with National Mathematics Center Abuja organised the Majesty College mathematics competition with the theme; Building Confidence, Embracing Mathematics with Enthusiasm” over the weekend in Lokoja, kogi state capital. Principal of the college, Professor Emmanuel Ohize, said the purpose of the competition was to build interest and spur the Nigerian child to study Mathematics. The principal noted that the competition which was in three stages, had 33 Students drilled in Objective questionsls, weeding out twenty three students, leaving ten students to enter second stage, which is the theory part, “Five of the students proceedi to the final stage of questions and answers, where Divine Oguche, Ismail Wildan and Egede Chris came first, second and third positions respectively. “The study of mathematics is so critical to the science and technological advancements of the nation. This competition is the modest contribution of Majesty International Academy to the enhancement of teaching and learning of the subject. “Mathematics transcends race, culture and geographical boundaries, as it is crucial and every thing to the students’ academic progression L.” He commended the Management of National Mathematics Center for a robust relationship that fast-tracted successful hosting of the maiden competition by the college, disclosing that the college decided not to feature her students for strategic reasons and assured that the next edition, the school is confident that it will not only participate but to win convincingly. He commended the overall winner, Master Divine Oguche, who had won similar competitions hosted by the college and charged him not to relent on his oars In the same vein, the proprietor of the school, Aleru Muhammad eulogized the participating schools and students for their commitment to ensure that mathematics becomes a priority in the lives of the Nigerian child. He assured that the management of the college placed premium on the importance of Mathematics to the growth and development of Nigeria, as he would continue to support the teaching and learning of mathematics. The head of Olympiad unit of National Mathematics Center NMC, Associate Professor, Solomon Ojo, acknowledged the brilliant performance of the participants, stressing that the nation has what it take to emerge a science and technology giant across the sub saharan African. He said with needed support by the society, mathematics can be used to solve hydra dreaded corruption facing the country, “If majority of this young generation embraces mathematics, the society would be relieved of corruption and other evils, as it has capacity to reconstruct the people to know how to avert manipulations by the unscrupulous elements.” Amidst tears of Joy, the star winner, Master Divine Oguche appreciated his parent, management and staff of Living Faith Academy and Majesty International College for their contributions to arousing his interest in the subject and eventual winning the coveted trophy. He urged students to develop positive interest in mathematics as it is not as difficult as students believed, saying, mathematics has become critical to the education advancement of any child and transformation of society. End.

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