Accra, July 8, GNA – eSyllabus Africa, a non-governmental Organisation, has organized the first-ever Mathlets Competition for schools across the country.
The competition dubbed ‘Mathlets – Ghana Competition’ is a text based scholarship selection process based on a test examination in mathematics and calculus.
The competition took place at Koforidua in the Eastern Region and Tamale in the Northern Region to cater for the southern and the northern zones.
Six students, three from each zone, were awarded eSyllabus Bursary Scholarships to continue their university education.
The winners are Elizabeth Naa Abiana Morton, from the Krobo Girls’ Secondary School, Master Prince Yeboakoh, Pope John Senior High and Minor Seminary, Master Cornelius Otchere from Ghana Secondary School.
The rest are Abdallah Faisal Tikuma from Kumasi T. I. Ahmadiya Senior High School, Yehuza Wasila,Abugre Christobel, Issahaku Abdul- Majeed from Tamale Presbytarian Senior High School and Mohammed Abdul Gafaru from Tamale Senior High School (Tamasco).
In all, over 100 students took part in two examinations – general mathematics and Calculus and the six came out victorious.
eSyllabus provides educational resources and interventions in Ghana and Africa as a whole, through the provision of scholarships and the distribution of digital educational materials to aid teaching and learning from the basic level through Senior High to the tertiary level of education.
Mr Quame Zowonu, Director, West Africa, eSyllabus for Africa, said the organisation is looking forward to maintaining its commitment of serving the educational needs of Africans in the years to come.
He said previously, the Pan-African University scholarship beneficiaries were selected only from the various universities, particularly the Kwame Nkrumah University and Science and Technology (KNUST) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC), based on their academic performance and financial needs.
However, he said, to ensure that brilliant students who complete Senior High School education but could not continue their education to the Universities, because of financial challenges, the organization decided to select some of its scholarship beneficiaries from students who have just finished their WASSCE.
Mr Zowonu said the competition is also to promote mathematics education.
Mr Aaron Kuwornu, Northern Regional Librarian of the Ghana Library Authority, admonished students to adopt a good reading habit and not wait till examinations are closed before they read.
He, therefore, encouraged the students to make reading part of their everyday life.
Mr Jonathan Tourzan, the Executive Director of eSyllabus for Africa, said that the scholarship, aimed at getting the best students on scholarship to African universities, and providing them with requisite leadership training to contribute meaningfully to the change process in Africa.
He encouraged all students who took part in the examination to exude a lot of hard work and determination in their academic and career pursuits.
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