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Corp Members Organize Mathematics Competition For Secondary School Students

By Felix John
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A project tagged "The Viceroys of Mathematics" was carried out by The Viceroys group of seven youth corps members. These corps members are but a few of the many corps members trained by FifthGear Plus through the MarketPlaceReadiness programme (MPR) under the distinguished leadership of Mr Niyi Adesanya.

MPR programme is part of the NYSC LAGOS SAED (skills acquisition and entrepreneurship programme) scheme. The project was a mathematics competition between four Junior Secondary Schools in Agege LGA, they include; District Junior School, YEWA Junior School, Sango Junior School and Unity Junior College,.

The competition was held on Wednesday the 29th of June, 2016 at Sango Senior Secondary School premises in Agege. According to the group leader, Miss. Jemikalajah Mercy Onome, the project sought to educate, enlighten and encourage the students on the usefulness of mathematics. Some of the guest speakers who graced the event such as Mrs A.A Bamisile ( principal unity college) represented by Mrs Omole ( Hod English dept), Mr Emmanuel kadiri, CEO Emostel Academy, Mr Onye Ubanatu and Miss Alaboh Atonia shared their experiences on the subject of mathematics and how they overcame it.

In attendance were the school officials of the four schools, over 70 students and some dignitaries. Two students represented each school and in first position we had Abdulahi Mohammed and Ikowche Mary (District Junior School), in second place we had Mohammed Lamine and Ojeamren Dorathy (Unity College), in third place we had Odediran Shukurat and Olamilekan Olamide(Yewa School) and in fourth place , Blessing Malik and Ahmod Mohammed both represented (Sango School).

Representatives from the participating schools appreciated the corps members for embarking on the project and they equally encouraged the pupils to work harder as to attain greatness in life.

In her vote of thanks, the leader of the group, Mercy Onome Jemikalajah thanked all the participants, the facilitators, the speakers and all those that contributed to the success of the project. She also thanked Etisalat for sponsoring the project with various gift items, Bimbyz Joy Creations and Emostel Academy for their contributions.

Conclusively, she thanked Mr Niyi Adesanya for the MarketPlaceReadiness Programme that availed the corpers the opportunity and ability to carry out the project. The Viceroys group members are , Jemikalajah Mercy Onome LA/15B/0288, Olayinka Abimbola Comfort LA/15B/2835, Iheonu Chikaodinaka. O. LA/15B/1776, Enuonye Dumebi Jude LA/15B/3721, Opara Speedwell .C. LA/15B/0498, Akande Makinde Isaac , LA/15B/2973 , Franklin Olorunfemi Hayes LA/15B/1148