A nine-year-old pupil, Adeoluwa Adetoba has emerged winner of the 12th annual mathematics competition, held in Abuja, beating 14 other finalists, who emerged from a competition with 25,399 others.
Adetoba of Premier International School, Abuja, scored 100 per cent in the contest organised by the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges (NTIC) and the National Mathematical Centre (NMC).
The final competition comprised 15 best pupils mostly from primary 5 and 6, who also represented Oyo, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Anambra, Ondo, Osun, Lagos, Imo, Abia, Rivers and Edo States, considered the A zone.
In the first round of the competition, 25,400 pupils participated in the nationwide contest.
The highest number of participants was from Lagos State with 4,633 pupils, which was followed by FCT and Rivers State with 2,620 and 2,005 participants respectively.
The winner, whose score made him come top of other participants, received a gold medal and a cash prize of N150,000 and a scholarship which included tuition, feeding and accommodation by the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges.
In the second position was a pupil from Living Word Academy, Abia, Nwadinkpa Otutochi, followed by Adeniyi Similoluwa from Franco-African International School, Oyo.
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