16-year-old genius makes history in Cowbellpedia mathematics competition

The highly educational and inspirational TV quiz show – Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition for Junior and Senior secondary school students is a testament to the undeniable fact that the future of our beloved country is indeed very bright.

The third season (2017) of the competition which witnessed an array of extremely brilliant minds flying and shining naturally without any form of encumbrance is truly a sight to behold.

16-year-old Ernest-Eze Munachi from Loyola Jesuit, Abuja has indeed left an indelible print of excellence in the sands of time as he emerged the overall winner in the senior category of the competition.

Ernest-Eze Munachi
Ernest-Eze Munachi

His meteoric rise to fame didn’t come as a surprise because he had won the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition for junior category in 2015.

Munachi displayed an exceptional sense of acuity, brilliance and self-confidence; winning the final competition with a total of 110 points.

He has done what no student has done since the inception of the competition by winning in both the Junior category (2015) and Senior category (2017). He now has the bragging right as the Mathematics champion in the whole of Nigeria for 2017.

As the winner of the competition, he went home with a cash prize of one million Naira (N1,000,000), educational trip abroad, five desktop computers + printer + textbooks (for his school) and four hundred thousand Naira (N400,000) for his Mathematics teacher.

Following closely in 2nd position (1st runner up) was Oluwanifise Onofowokan from the Ambassadors College, Ota, with 75 points.

Oluwanifise Onofowokan
Oluwanifise Onofowokan

Her performance was nothing short of sterling. She went home with a cash prize of seven hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N750,000), three desktop computers + printer (for her school) and three hundred thousand Naira (N300,000) for her Mathematics teacher.

In 3rd place (2nd runner up) was Evans Owamoyo who rounded off with 70 points. He went home with a cash prize of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000), two desktop computers + printer (for his school) and two hundred thousand Naira (N200,000) for his Mathematics teacher.

Evans Owamoyo
Evans Owamoyo

Other finalists in the senior category were: Tomiwa Olatunbosun (Bibo Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun state), Paul Michael (Excel Grace Academy, Benue state) and Ikechukwu Ibeh (Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger state).

Finalists, Senior Category Cowbellpedia
Finalists, Senior Category Cowbellpedia

In the junior category of the competition, Jessey Uche-Nwichi from Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, latched upon the first prize by a convincing win with 115 points.

Jessey Uche-Nwichi
Jessey Uche-Nwichi

His calm, congenial and confident outlook is one that literally sets him apart from his contemporary. With mathematics whiz kids like Jessey, we are rest assured that the futuristic helm of this country will be in safe and capable hands.

As the winner of the junior category of the competition, he went home with a cash prize of one million Naira (N1,000,000), educational trip abroad, five desktop computers + printer + textbooks (for his school) and four hundred thousand Naira (N400,000) for his Mathematics teacher.

In 2nd position (1st runner up) was Oluwafemi Adeyanju from Jesuit Memorial College, Port Harcourt, with 80 points. His amazing approach to solving mathematics without raising a pen to calculate is simply amazing.

Oluwafemi Adeyanju
Oluwafemi Adeyanju

He went home with a cash prize of seven hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N750,000), three desktop computers + printer (for his school) and three hundred thousand Naira (N300,000) for his Mathematics teacher.

In 3rd place (2nd runner up) was Ezekiel Ekanem from Advanced Breed Group of schools, Ogun state, with 75 points.

Ezekiel Ekanem
Ezekiel Ekanem

He went home with a cash prize of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000), two desktop computers + printer (for his school) and two hundred thousand Naira (N200,000) for his Mathematics teacher.

Other finalists in the junior category were: Osasere Egharevba (Graceland International School, Port Harcourt), Joel Ndoh (Maris Brothers Juniorate, Abia state) and Olayinka Abdulwakil (NTIC, Kaduna state).

Finalists, Junior Category Cowbellpedia
Finalists, Junior Category Cowbellpedia

Other awards in the completion were:

The most consistent school – Greater Tomorrow High School

Special Award for speed and Accuracy – Emmanuel Mebude

The Cowbellpedia Laureate, 2017 – Samson Osewa

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