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Promasidor unveils entry guidelines for 2017 Cowbellpedia Maths contest

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In keeping with its yearly traditional Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Promasidor Nigeria Limited has launched the 2017 Cowbellpedia Senior Secondary Mathematics Television Quiz Show entry guidelines.

The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is N1 million and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country, while the first and second runners up will go home with N750,000 and N500,000 respectively.

The teachers of the winners will be awarded N400,000, while teachers of first runner-up and second runner-up will go home with N300,000 and N200,000 respectively.

Explaining how it works during a press conference in Lagos, Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Festus Tettey said the Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show is open to students in JSS 3 and SSS2 from 10 years to 18 years of age attending full time secondary education in both public and private schools in Nigeria.

According to him, each competing school is required to present their best 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

On guidelines, the competition mandates the candidates/schools to take the following steps starting with going to and clicking 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 five candidates before you submit their registration. If your school is a mixed school, at least two of the candidates must be female or you won’t be able to complete the registration; after creating the draft registration for five 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.

Explaining more, he said 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 March 11, 2017 at 10am.


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