Cowbell NASSMAC first stage exam holds in 200 centres

By Seyi Ogunbameru

Lagos, Nigeria, 27 February 2013: Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk will on March 16, 2013 hold the first stage examination of this year's Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) in 200 centres across the country.

Lagos State topped the list with 20 centres, Oyo 10, Delta and Ebonyi seven each, Edo State six, Cross River five, Enugu six, Adamawa five and Abuja three among others.

According to the Commercial Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kachi Onubogu made known that the examination would hold in 200 centres in all the states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and would commence at 10am prompt.

He the competition was opened to all students between 10 – 18 years of age in JSS3 and SS2, in all government approved schools in Nigeria.

“The competition is open to all students between 10 – 18 years of age in JSS3 and SSS2 attending full time secondary education in government approved schools in Nigeria and the best three students in both categories, i.e. junior and senior will be required to represent each school for this year's edition. Schools who intend to participate can obtain forms from our website, or our headquarters or via our website.”

Onubogu said, “The forms must be properly filled, stamped and signed by the school principal and must be presented by the student to the officials at the examination centre on the examination day. We would ensure that students, teachers and schools are properly tutored on the mode of entry through our partners in the ministries of education, educational stakeholders and in the media.”

He explained that students with the highest scores in junior and secondary categories would make it to the second and final stage examination after which the national prize winners would emerge.

According to Onubogu, the best three students in each category at the state level will receive N25, 000, N20, 000 and N15, 000 respectively, aside other branded gift items like school bags, T-shirts, pens, notebooks and certificate of recognition for their outstanding performances at the first stage examination.