LAGOS: With seven representatives out of 12 contestants in the second semi-final, Ogun State literarily set the stage on fire last weekend as it grabbed three slots in the finals in the on-going 2018 Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show, powered by Cowbell Milk, the leading brand of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
The spectacular outing by Gabriel Akogun of Welkin International School; Juliet Ekoko and Enoch Adelekan both of The Ambassador College, all from the sleepy town of Ota, Ogun state put the contest beyond the reach of other states.
In the junior category encounter, Gabriel joined by Chiedozie Uzochukwu of Nigerian Tulip International College for Boys, Abuja emphatically dwarfed the spirited efforts by Iyunade Ogundana, a student of Greater Tomorrow Model College, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.
Others who fell under the mental firepower include Ngozi Nworu of Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Enugu, Enugu State; Toluwani Olatunji of The International School University of Ibadan, Oyo State and Beverly Ukoha from Topfaith International Secondary School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Gabriel, son of a teacher, scored 97 percent in the qualifying examination and expressed big confidence about his ability to win the ultimate prize.
With a percent score in the qualifying examination held in February, 14 year old, Chiedozie thanked his parents for firing his interest in mathematics. “My goal is to win the completion and will be very happy if I win because a victory will be a good compensation for all my efforts,” he said.