By Iyanu Oluwajomiloju…/
Promasidor Nigeria Limited has released the entry guidelines for the 2017 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz Show as the call for entry continues to generate excitement amongst students and their teachers nationwide.
Speaking at a press briefing to flag off the competition in Lagos last week, Mr. Festus Tettey, Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria Limited explained to journalists that the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show is open to students in JSS 3 and SSS2 from 10 – 18 years of age attending full time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria.
Each School, according to him, is required to present their BEST Ten (10) students in Mathematics (five from JSS3 and five from SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance their chance of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
While entry into this competition is free, Tettey disclosed that contestants are required to register online at www.cowbellpedia.ng.
Basically, the guidelines mandate the candidates/schools to do the following: Go to www.cowbellpedia.ng click on link to Register your school; Fill the form and submit. Ensure to fill all required fields; an email will be sent to the School and Primary contact email addresses provided when filling the form; the link in the email received would be used to verify the email addresses; on successful login, you click on the Add Candidates under Candidate Management; fill in the candidates’ information on the form, upload the candidate’s picture and click the Save Draft button; save draft information for 5 candidates before you submit their registration. If your school is a mixed school, at least 2 of the candidates must be female or you won’t be able to complete the registration; after creating the draft registration for 5 candidates in a category (junior/senior), a button will be shown on the page to “Register junior/senior candidates”; click the button to complete the registration of the candidates for that category; a confirmation slip will be generated to download and will also be mailed to the School, candidate and parent/guardian email address; print the confirmation slip and have it stamped and signed by the school principal and the confirmation slip will be required for admitting candidates at the examination venue.
The competition is divided into two Stages; Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination and Stage 2 TV Quiz Show. The Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 10am.
The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is One Million Naira and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country while the 1st and 2nd runners up will go home with Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira only and Five Hundred Thousand Naira only respectively.
The Teachers of the winners will be awarded Four hundred thousand naira while Teachers of 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up will go home with Three hundred thousand naira and Two hundred thousand naira respectively.