A cash prize of two million naira and other exciting
opportunities are for grab as the entry stage for this year’s Cowbellpedia
Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show sponsored by Cowbell Milk, the
flagship brand from Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the makers of Cowbell Milk
opened in Lagos on Tuesday.
Briefing journalists at the press conference at the flag-off,
the Managing Director of the company Mr. Anders Einarsson disclosed that the
ultimate prize for this year’s edition is N2 million and an all-expense paid
educational excursion outside the country. The first and second runners-up will
go home with N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
The teacher of the top prize winner will be awarded N500,000,
while those of the first and second runners-up will get N400,000 and N300,000
The competition according to him is divided into two phases:
Stage 1 Qualifying Written Examination and Stage 2 TV Quiz Show.
“As part of the brand’s deliberate effort in encouraging Girl
Child interest in STEM courses, Mr. Einarsson, reiterated the company’s appeal
to mixed secondary schools to nominate a minimum of two female students for
each category. As research has shown that a positive relationship exists
between girl child education and the GDP of a nation,” he explained.
The Marketing Manager of Promasidor
Nigeria, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji explained that registration for this year is
strictly online and the portal for registration, which opened on Monday,
October1, 2018, would be closed on Sunday, February 3, 2019, while the
qualifying examination would take place nationwide on Saturday, February 9,
2019 at designated centres.
He disclosed that contestants are required to register online
Ayodeji stated: “The guidelines require the candidates or
schools to visit www.cowbellpedia.ng.click on link to register your school;
fill all required fields in the form and submit. An email will be sent to the
school and primary contact email addresses provided when filling the form. The
link in the email received would be used to verify the email addresses
“On successful login, you click on the ‘Add Candidates’
under Candidate Management; fill in the candidates’ information on the form,
upload the candidate’s picture and click the Save Draft button; save draft
information for 5 candidates before you submit their registration.
“If your school is a mixed school, at least two of the
candidates must be female. After creating the draft registration for five
candidates in a category (junior/senior), a button will be shown on the page to
‘Register junior/senior candidates’; click the button to complete the
registration of the candidates for that category. A confirmation slip will be
generated for download and will also be mailed to the school, candidate and
parent/guardian email address. Print the confirmation slips and have it stamped
and signed by the school principal as the confirmation slip will be required
for admitting candidates at the examination venue.”
Each school, according to the Marketing Manager, is required
to present its best 10 students in Mathematics (five from JSS3 and five from
SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe or state of origin, to enhance its
chance of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.