Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Everything about Cowbell mathematics competition

Author: Naijascholarshipsbuzz 


In the last 20 years, Cowbell have proven to be a a great means of support to talented Nigerian secondary school students via its Mathematical olympiad, Cowbell Mathematics competition, which is open to both junior and secondary School students in Nigeria.

 Their objectives is simple and it has remained the same over these years.

Their Objectives are as follows:

1. To awaken the consciousness and interest in mathematics among Junior and Senior secondary school students in Nigeria.

2. To improve students’ performance in Mathematics nationwide.

3. To create a credible platform for identifying outstanding students and encouraging excellence in Mathematics.

4. To provide a creditable platform that will reward excellence in the subject area of Mathematics.

Over the years, the Cowbell Mathematics competition platform for both Junior and Senior Secondary came up as a consequence of Lagos state only examination. Now the Cowbell Mathematics competition has received the support of the Federal Ministry of Education.

As of 2016, Cowbell decided to bring all Mathematics intervention activities by the brand, Cowbell- Our Milk under one umbrella, COWBELLPEDIA.

Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show:

Is a national mathematics competition that is aired on major TV networks nationwide.

Cowbellpedia Radio Programme:

Is a 5 minutes interactive radio Mathematics programme on major TV Networks nationwide.

Cowbellpedia Mathematics Mobile App: 

This is the official app of the Cowbell matheMathem competition and can be gotten from the Google Play and Apple Stores. The app is a means by which secondary School students can assess themselves in order to get a glimpse of their mathematical foundation.

The Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition is in two stages:

Stage One

Qualifying examinations written by JSS3 and SS2 secondary School students. This qualifying exam as its name suggests is the first exam written to assess and sieve out students who are fit for the rest of the competition. The questions are developed by the National Examinations Council (NECO)

Stage Two

This stage is the part aired on most TV Networks in Nigeria. It is called the TV Quiz where the best 54 students per category who survived the first stage, converge in Lagos to finish the battle they started. The parts involved in this stage are: Preliminary, Semi-Final and Finals.  This is the stage where the losers are crushed out, the winners are declared and prizes awarded.

At the end, prizes are awarded to every participant in the Competition.



1st Prize: =N=2,000,000 for each of the category
2nd Prize: =N=1,500,000 for each of the category
3rd Prize: =N=1,000,000 for each of the category


1st Prize: =N=500,000 for each of the category
2nd Prize: =N=400,000 for each of the category
3rd Prize: =N=300,000 for each of the category
Computers and Printers for winning schools.

How to enter:

The Cowbellpedia Mathematics competition is open to secondary School students in any private or Government secondary Schools in Nigeriq. The age range for the participating students is ten to eighteen. The registration and entrance are both FREE.

However, while the registration is free, each participating school is expected to present their best 10 students they think are fit for the competition. 5 out of 10 of each of the participating school must be from JSS3 while the other 5 comes from SSS2. This selection is irrespective of sex, tribe, religion or state of origin. These rules must strictly be adhered to in order for each participating school to enhance their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.

As one of the rules, Cowbellpedia requests that Mixed Schools nominate a minimum of 2 girls for each category to represent the participating school.

Follow this link How to register your school for cowbell mathematics competition to read the steps involved in registering a school for the Cowbell mathematics quiz.

NOTE: 2018 Cowbellpedia Registration is strictly online

General Rules and Regulations

To further make the competition tough, Cowbellpedia have come up with the following rules and regulations for each stage of the competition:

In Stage 1, the competition hold eventually in all states nationwide. The scheduled days are: Saturdays, February 17th, 2018  at 10:00am.

However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.

Late comers are prone to disqualification.

The writing materials necessary for the qualifying examination are: Pencil, Pen, eraser, ruler and statistical table. Calculators will not be allowed in the examination and any act of misconduct or candidates not in JSS3/SS2 attracts the penalty of disqualification. Every student representing his/her school must put on the schools' uniform on the examination day.

Please refer to the examination center list in the image below to check for the center nearest you.


Candidates are advised to check their results online at  as from Friday, June 1st, 2018.

Cowbellpedia  strongly recommends that students sit for the examination at centers nearest to them.

Results can also be obtained from respective NECO State offices, State Ministries of Education and Promasidor Nigeria Ltd Offices nationwide.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for the second stage of the Quiz competition.

Where can I get past question?

To get to practice past questions,
go to Curriculum for cowbell maths quiz to download past questions.

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