A cash prize of two million naira and other exciting opportunities are up for grab as the entry stage for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the makers of Cowbell Milk opened in Lagos on Tuesday.
Briefing journalists at the press conference at the flag-off, the Managing Director of the company Mr. Anders Einarsson disclosed that the ultimate prize for this year’s edition is N2 million and an all-expense paid educational excursion outside the country. The first and second runners-up will go home with N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
The teacher of the top prize winner will be awarded N500, 000, while those of the first and second runners-up will get N400, 000 and N300, 000 respectively.
The competition according to him is divided into two phases:
Qualifying written examination across the nation for students in JSS3 and SSS 2 in both public and private Secondary Schools.
The TV Quiz format where the best 54 students per category converge in Lagos to toggle it in a studio-based competition for the coveted prize of the future inventor.
The Calabar University Medical Students Association Games began on a very high note on Friday, 20th October at the Abraham Ordia Stadium, University of Calabar. The games began with a match between Association of Resident Doctors UCTH-Chapter and the CUMSA All Star team and an invitational inter-faculty (4*100)relay race.
The Games was officially opened with a kick-off by the Dean of Faculty Of Medicine, Prof. Victor Ansa. Other dignitaries were; Deputy Dean, Dr. Odey , ARD-UCTH President, Dr. Akan Ekereuke, ARD-UCTH President and Editor in Chief National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Ekpoke Ejike, Dr. Henry Okpara (former H.O.D.) Chemical Pathology and past CUMSA president, Dr.Ogar Emmanuel. Also were Student Union Government Executives, SUG vice President, Director of Sports, Director of Information, Financial Secretary and Former Attorney General of the Students Union Government.
The Match between the ARD and CUMSA all Star Team was action packed an all thrilling, with a goal for the CUMSA team on the third minute, by Ukeme Samuel of the C1A class. The ARD team showed resilience having 3 former CUMSA Presidents featuring for them, Dr. Antigha Cobhams, Dr. Jerry Ani and Dr. Emmanuel Ogar. Superb ball play came from Dr. Okeke who got a shot at goal that hit the wood work after a wonderful run-up, the rebound was converted to an equalizer by Dr. Jerry Ani at the 34th Minute. The game ended in a 1-1 draw with the trophy going to the ARD team for superior performance.
The spectators were yet to get their breath back before the start of the Invitational relay.
Invitational 4*100 relay Girls
The race feautured 3 faculties and the following were the order of results.
1st LAWSAN ( faculty of Law).
2nd CUMSA (faculty of Medicine)
3rd FABAMSSA (faculty of Basic Medicals.
Invitational Relay Boys.
The race feautured 5 faculties. With an early lead from the Faculty Of Education, but for Eyo Akwa(2016 200m Gold Medalist) who took the 2nd curve for the CUMSA team delivering Baton first to Oshie Emmanuel(2016 100m gold medalist). And an error from the Faculty Of Education team in the exchange area for the last 100meter stretch, Oshie Emmanuel capitalised under the deficit to give a gold medal with a wide margin.
1. CUMSA (faculty of Medicine)
2. LAWSAN (faculty of Law)
3. FAMEDSA (faculty of Allied Medicals)
4. FABAMSA (faculty of Basic Medicals)
5.NUESA Faculty of Education
Day one ended with a match between the PC1 (year 2 ) and C1B (junior year 4)
PC1 VS C1B
The match was balanced with these two teams evenly matched, but for a counter attack being converted to a goal for the C1B class in the 12th minute, by Utibe Udofia an assist from Ewa Anthony(Ishuz).)
Oshie Emmanuel(PC1) was removed from the game for injuries sustained after a collision in the 1st half, being replaced by Callistus(Kaka) who was unable to provide his team with an equalizer. Anselem Uduak (C1B) was man of the match.
PC1 Vs C1B
The second day of the Games began with the table tennis tournament featuring two players from each class (12 players) who went through 3 rounds before a final round.
Table Tennis Players.
Premed(Year one): Nwachukwu Precious and Ibe Frank. PC1(Year 2): Okwueze Kenneth and Iron Bar Victor. C1B(Junior year 4): Donald Ekong and Gilbert Dede. C1A(Senior year 4): Caleb Odogwu and Oyedikachi Kingsley Umoh (OKU). C2(year 5): Nathan Sinebari and Richard Adolphus. C3(year 6): Emana Alexis and Adinya Mike.
After the First round, 6 players proceeded to the Second round.
Emana Alexis Vs Donald Ekong
Nathan S. Vs Gilbert Dede
Ken Obi. Vs OKU
After the Second Round 3 players emerged for the third round to produce a 3 place winner.
Nathan Sinebari C2
Donald Ekong C1B
Nathan Sinebari was placed 3rd.
Donald Ekong faces Onyedikachi Kingsley Umeh in a fierce final battle edging out OKU to take gold after winning the two Seniors round.
Donald Ekong C1B
Onyedikachi Kingsley Umeh C1A
MATCH DAY TWO
C1A(senior year 4) VS PC1(year 2).
The C1A class who were Second at the last CUMSA GAMES FOOTBALL came into the match with an injury ridden squad with two of their top strikers being unavailable for the match and also the PC1 suffered from fatigue problems after playing the previous day.
The match was brilliant and evenly matched with the PC1 class struggling to at least pick a point or all 3 points to save themselves. Both teams lacked an attacking teeth to get a goal. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. With Irom Ekong Man of the Match.
PREMED(year 1) VS C3(final year)
The final year class came into the game with much confidence being drawn against the 100 level class who had no experience at the tournament. The Premed class were up-to a surprise start mounting pressure in the opening minutes.
The C3 class had the day with a goal from Jokah George assisted by Emana Alexis in the 23rd minute.
The PREMED class were unable to find the back of the net despite excellent performance from Ategwu Joseph.
Match ended with a 1-0 win for the final year class, with Emana Alexis being the man of the Match for a star performance.
The Long distance races also took place, Male (1500m) and Female (800m)
Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, has donated 148 titles with 458 volumes of books to the University of Jos which library was gutted by fire late last year.
Vice Chancellor of FUT, Prof Musbau Akanji, said the books were donated because the colossal loss of books and equipment in UniJos was a national calamity.
“A library is a centre of civilisation of all cultures because it is a custodian of knowledge. When a library is burnt, it is like a culture is destroyed. It is not easy to re-build a lost library,” the VC noted.
Responding, the Vice Chancellor of UniJos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimako, applauded FUT Minna for coming to the aid of the institution, adding that the university was encouraged by the kind gesture.
Prof. Maimako, who was represented by the University Librarian, Dr. Stephen Akintunde, assured FUT Minna that the books would be properly channeled and classified for the use of the students.
Prof. Maimako further revealed that the university library was host to six faculties, stating that the institution lost over 60 per cent of its books and equipment to the fire.
He disclosed that the Federal Government, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), approved N729 million for the renovation of the library and that construction work would soon commence after the bidding process.
If Nigerian campuses continue like this, we fit now dey yarn about United Nigeria… Gbosa for FUT Minna jare
Yet again was the second audition of the prestigious Mr and Miss UNICAL Pageant which held on the 25th of february 2017 at the S.U.G Senate chambers, Malabor Students centre. The audition started at about 12:45 pm with contestants from the various faculties of the university vying for the highly adored position. Continue reading ACTIONS FROM THE MR. AND MISS UNICAL 2017 AUDITIONS [PHOTOS]→
This is to inform the general public that applications for the 2017 edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition has commenced. Registration for 2017 Cowbellpedia Qualifying Exams is now open and registration closes on March 5, 2017.