A cross section of pupils, who sat for the examination in March expressed optimism about the outcome as they look forward to their results on the online portal: www.cowbellpedia.ng
A junior secondary pupil of Pakoto High School, Ifo, Ogun State, and first time participant, Kehinde Hassan, recalled how his initial tension during the examination eventually gave way to confidence. His counterpart from Jacobs High School, Owode, Ogun State, Johnson Oluwole, is also sure of advancing to the second round. “I have tried my best, and I am praying, my family is praying too. I just hope for the best,” Oluwole said
Oluwatoyin Ayodele, one of the teachers at the Pakoto Examination centre, is also certain that his pupils will cruise to the next stage. “I have no doubt at all. My students have prepared very well and my wish for them is to get to the finals and win the ultimate prize,” he said.
A total of 51,018 candidates sat for this year’s Stage one of the 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show.
Further analysis shows a total of 26,057 and 24, 961 candidates in the JSS and SSS respectively.
Also the number of online candidates’ registration soared from 19,604 to 32,096 in 2017, amounting to a 64 per cent growth over last year.
Aside the figures, the percentage of online registration to total registration increased from 43 per cent in 2016 to 63 per cent in the current edition.
Candidates are advised to visit www.cowbellpedia.ng for the Stage One result from June 1st, 2017 as 108 candidates (54 each for junior and senior categories) are to proceed to the Stage Two, which is the Television Quiz show.
The second stage, will be further sub-divided into preliminary, semifinals and finals. The show will be serialised into 13 episodes and aired on major television stations across the country.
The ultimate prize for this year’s edition is N1 million and an all-expense paid excursion outside the country, while the 1st and 2nd runners up will go home with N750,000.00 and N500,000.00 respectively.
Similarly, the teacher of the star winner will get N400, 000.00. Teachers of first and second runners up, will go home with N300, 000.00 and N200, 000.00.