24th February, 2012
Promasidor Nigeria Limited, manufacturer of Cowbell milk, has expressed its commitment to continue to support the National Secondary School Mathematics Competition, NASSMAC, in a bid to accommodate more students across the country.
Chief Keith Richards, Managing Director of the company disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the 12th edition of the competition in Lagos recently. He said that this year’s edition promises to be very exciting and eventful.
He also said, it is the intention of the company to accommodate more students, more schools and to improve the quality of the examination processes across the 200 centres in Nigeria.
Richards said “in a bid to realise this, the company would this year expand its communication reach across Nigeria to keep everyone informed and engaged through radio, television, online and press insertions throughout the duration of this competition.”
“It is our belief that competitions like this will help our students to develop good study ethics that will have far reaching benefits to their academic and social life and will also generally improve human capacity development of the nation at large,” the MD said.
He therefore solicited the support and commitment of students, parents, teachers, educational bodies, ministries of education, the media and concerned stakeholders to join the company once again his year to search for diligent students who will take on this challenge and rise to the occasion through all the levels of tests to become the most outstanding students among their peers.
According to Richards, NASSMAC has continued to experience remarkable national participation and in its last edition it recorded an impressive turnout of more than 34,000 students, which shows a consistent growth rate in the number of students who take the tests every year.
He added that their enthusiasm has become an inspiration to ensure that the initiative continues to grow stronger in influence and deliver remarkable impact to the future of Nigeria.