The executive director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Kachi Onubogu disclosed this at a press conference to kick-start activities leading to the 2014 edition of the nationwide competition aimed at encouraging the teaching, learning and study of mathematics and other sciences among secondary school students across Nigeria.
Onubogu stated that this year’s edition of NASSMAC would be holding within the precincts of the 20th anniversary of Promasidor Nigeria Limited.
According to him, the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition which is in its 14th year of consecutive running has come to stay as a veritable tool for promoting the study of mathematics as a subject among Nigerian students and the public in general.
“NASSMAC has come to be the focal point of the teaching, learning, study and development of mathematics in Nigeria. It is the foundation upon which our journey to economic recovery and prudence must be built if we want to advance as a nation and take our rightful place among developed nations of the world.
“The importance of mathematics to our development and advancement as a developing economy cannot be over-emphasized. It is the basis of our development pursuits. It is fundamental to every aspect of our life as a nation. We need it in everything we do,” he said.
Onubogu said his organisation had received immense support and collaboration from parents, teachers, students, the media and other stakeholders since the inception of the competition 14 years ago.
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