Armed Forces Schools’ Mathematics Olympiad: Oyo, Ogun Students Emerge Winners
By Alabidun Shuaib AbdulRahman
Okeke Christopher from Command Day Secondary School in Mokola, Oyo State, and Awofiga Victor from Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, have emerged winners in the junior and senior categories, respectively, during the inaugural edition of the Armed Forces Secondary Schools Mathematics Olympiad held in Abuja on Monday.
The event celebrated the exceptional aptitude in Mathematics displayed by the students, who demonstrated their problem-solving skills and creativity in the field of Mathematics.
Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, who was present at the event, expressed his pleasure in welcoming everyone to the occasion.
The Permanent Secretary applauded the initiative and noted that Mathematics plays a crucial role in all aspects of human endeavour, remarking that the application of Mathematics is not limited to the sciences but also in everyday life situations, thus promoting and encouraging Mathematics as a key area of study is of great importance.
Since Mathematics is the foundation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and it is critical to the Nation’s security and prosperity, Kana suggested that the Mathematics Olympiad should be sustained as an Annual Event in the Armed Forces Schools.
The Permanent Secretary commended the role of the Armed Forces Schools in fostering academic excellence amongst students.
He acknowledged the concerted effort made in providing an enabling environment and access to quality resources that make learning Mathematics an enjoyable experience, saying “It has borne fruit with the outstanding performance witnessed at the event”.
Kana urged the students to continue pushing themselves to be the best that they can be in all aspects of their academic and personal lives.
He extended his congratulations to all the winners and participants of the Mathematics Olympiad and appreciated everyone that was part of the competition, specifically Education Services Department- MOD, DHQ & Tri-services, the National Mathematical Centre, Armed Forces Schools, and teachers.