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Winners emerge in Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition

Master Munachi Ernest-Eze has launched himself into the Hall of Fame of the Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show by becoming the first winner of both Senior and Junior categories .

Two years after he won the competition in the junior category, 16 year-old Ernest-Eze, who is an SS 2 pupil of Loyola Jesuit College , Abuja, returned to claim the title in the senior category as the curtain fell on the 2017 edition of the competition .

Also , Jesse Uche-Nwichi of Graceland International School , Rivers State, beat all comers to win the junior category of the competition sponsored by Cowbell , the from the stable of Promasidor Nigeria Limited .
Each of the champions got N1 m and an all-expense paid education excursion outside the country .

Ernest -Eze, who fulfilled his promise to re -enact his 2015 feat when he won in the junior category , could not hide his emotion after his history -making performance. “ I thank God for the end of the journey today . I am now confident to tell Nigerians that I was a champion and I am a champion again today. God has done it and it is marvellous in my eyes , ” he said .

In the Senior category , Ernest -Eze was trailed by Oluwanifise Onafowokan of The Ambassadors College , Ota , Ogun State and Evans Owamoyo of Greater Tomorrow International College , Arigidi Akoko , Ondo State who finished as first and second runners -up , respectively.

Michael Paul of Excel Grace Academy, Akaajime -Gboko, Benue State; Ikechukwu Ibeh of Federal Government College , Suleja, Niger State and Tomiwa Olatunbosun of Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha , Osun State were the other finalists in the senior category.

The first and second runners -up for each category won N750, 000 and N500, 000 respectively.
Each teacher of the 2017 champions in each category was rewarded with N 400, 000, while those of the first and second runners -up received N300, 000 and N200, 000 respectively. Also , the winning schools won Mathematics textbooks , desktop computers and printers .

In a chat with journalists, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited , Anders Einarsson, reiterated the commitment of the company towards education, saying it was the most important investment for the future of the children of Nigeria.

“ The programme has absolutely met its objectives. We are committed to this initiative and , by next year, we will celebrate 20 years of Mathematics and Cowbell , ” he said.

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