10-year-old Madumere Rejoice Ngozi, has emerged the winner of The Ultimate Mathematics Ambassador (TUMA) competition, which held in Ota, Ogun State.
Ngozi, a pupil of Giant Stride Nursery and Primary School, Ifo, competed with over 1,200 pupils from 408 schools in Ogun State and other neighbouring states.
Ngozi came in first place with 93%, beating 9-year-old Enwere Kingsley Ikenna of Cuddly Kids School and 10-year-old Oyindamola Olawale Hann of Vickstell International School, Ikorodu, who both emerged first and second runners up respectively.
Ngozi won a cash prize of N500, 000 and a plaque. The first and second runners up both recieved N300, 000 and N200, 000 respectively. Teachers of the winners also recieved cash prizes along with other items such as printers, laptops, textbooks and plaques.
Others who emerged 4th to 10th positions were presented with N50, 000 cash prize and N25,000.00 for their teachers. Contestants between 11th and 15th positions also went home with prizes.
The Ambassadors Schools, organiser of the event, said TUMA was borne to address children’s phobia for mathematics, and expressed his happiness concerning the improvement in students’ performance in the competition.