A contestant in the senior category of the on-going preliminary rounds of the 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show, Master Adegoke Aromolaran of BiboOluwa Academy Ilesa, Osun State, has said that solving mathematics questions is a natural way for him to relieve himself of pain.
Master Aromolaran told newsmen in Lagos where he said his love for the subject started in his primary school days in Ilesa.
“It is my pain killer. Any time I am stressed up, I simply took my Mathematics textbook and work up a sum, and that is it. To me, Mathematics is fun, plenty of fun. And anytime, I am not working mathematics, I hang out in my mummy’s shop,” he said.
Owing his love for maths to staff and management of BiboOluwa Academy Ilesa, the teenage mathematician said the school provided a conducive atmosphere for talents to boom among the students.
Explaining his desire to study Mechanical Engineering, and in the future invent cheaper electricity for the benefit of the nation, Master Aromolaran, added that it is his resolve to make his mark in this year’s edition of Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show.
“This is my first time in the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition and I want to make the best of it. The competition is tough, but only the tough can get to the top,” the soft spoken SSS 2 student, who scored 110 points in the first and second rounds of the competition to join Kenneth Nwagu of Graceland International School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State in the semi-final stage of the competition said.
The ultimate prize of one million naira and an all-expenses paid educational excursion outside the country awaits the winner just as the sponsor, Promasidor, will give the first and the second runners-up N750, 000 and N500, 000 respectively.
There will also be plaques, mathematics textbooks and a desktop computer for the winners.
In the 2015 edition, students of Adeyemi Demonstration Secondary School, Ondo, Ondo state and Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja emerged winners. While AyodejiAkinkuowo of Adeyemi Demonstration College won in the senior category, Munachi Ernest-Eze of Loyola Jesuit won in the junior category.