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UNILAG Student Wins National Mathematics Competition

A student of the University of Lagos, Daniel Itsuokor has emerged winner of a mathematics competition organised by National Mathematical Centre (NMC).

Itsuokor became overall best out of 56 participants from 14 universities in Nigeria.

Director and Chief Executive of NMC, Mr Stephen Onah, disclosed this during the closing ceremony of the competition on Friday.

Represented by Peter Onumaiye, the Coordinator, Mathematical Sciences Programme of the NMC, Onah said five participants won gold medals, nine got silver medals, while 14 went home with bronze medals out of the 56 participants.

Itsuokor, a 400 level mathematics student of UNILAG expressed gratitude to the centre for the opportunity given them to exercise their capabilities in the knowledge of mathematics.

He attributed his success to hard work and determination and encouraged other students to embrace mathematics, saying studying the course was not so difficult as presumed by some students.

A total of 14 Nigerian universities took part in the 2018 National Mathematics Competition for university students which started on April 17.

At institutional stage, UNILAG came first, followed by the Federal University of Technology Akure in second place, while the University of Nigeria Nsukka claimed the third position.

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