The maiden edition of Senator Ibikunle Amosun Mathematics Challenge (SLAMAC 2012) is to begin among all secondary schools in Ogun State tomorrow.
The annual Mathematics competition is for all the 20 local government areas in the state and it is to start with the distribution of forms, posters, competition handbook and a range of classroom resources to support teachers in preparing their students for the competition.
According to the statement by the project co-ordinator, Tunde Solarin, the competition is free and open to both private and public secondary schools in the state. The statement said “The local government level competition is slated for January 25th, 2012 while the zonal finals and grand finale comes up on February 5th and 12th.”
The competition is the initiative of Samuel. O. Solarin, the chief whip of the state house of assembly and is aimed at mobilising support for the free education programme of the governor. It is in two categories, the senior category is for students in second year of the senior secondary schools while the junior is for students in J.S 3. Prizes to be won include laptop, computer sets, books, trophy, medals and cash. Teachers are also to receive cash prizes.
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Students to vie for Amosun Mathematics prize