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: Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination and Stage 2 TV Quiz Show.
“As part of the brand’s deliberate effort in encouraging Girl Child interest in STEM courses, Mr. Einarsson, reiterated the company’s appeal to mixed secondary schools to nominate a minimum of two female students for each category. As research has shown that a positive relationship exists between girl child education and the GDP of a nation,” he explained.
The Marketing Manager of Promasidor Nigeria, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji explained that registration for this year is strictly online and the portal for registration, which opened on Monday, October1, 2018, would be closed on Sunday, February 3, 2019, while the qualifying examination would take place nationwide on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at designated centres. He disclosed that contestants are required to register online.