Apply: Cowbell Mathematics Competition For Secondary schools in Nigeria

A practical to know if you have learned what was taught is by going practical. Get enrolled for the Cowbell mathematics competition and stand a chance to win amazing prizes now. The application portal is open since 1st October, see all you need to get started below.

Just take your time and go through this article, the World Scholarship Forum has arranged every detail you need to be a participant in the Cowbell Mathematics Competition.

About Cowbell Mathematics Competition

In the last 19 years, Cowbell has been involved in the sponsorship of Mathematics competitions in Secondary Schools in Nigeria. Our objectives have remained the same over these years, as we believe in the total development of the Nigerian Child.

  • To awaken the consciousness and interest in mathematics among Junior and Senior secondary school students in Nigeria.
  • To improve students’ performance in Mathematics Pan Nigeria.
  • To create a credible platform for identifying outstanding students and encouraging excellence in Mathematics.
  • To provide a credible platform that will reward excellence in the subject area of Mathematics

Over the years, this platform for both Junior and Senior Secondary categories has evolved from the humble beginning of the Lagos state-only examination to a nationwide examination that has received the support of the Federal Ministry of Education. From 2016, we have decided to bring all Mathematics intervention activities by your favorite brand, Cowbell- Our Milk under one umbrella, COWBELLPEDIA.   Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show: a national mathematics competition that is aired on major TV stations.

Cowbellpedia Radio Programme: a 5-minute interactive radio Mathematics program on major stations pan Nigeria.

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Cowbellpedia Mathematics Mobile App: This can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and Apple Store. With this App, students can test and sharpen their knowledge of the subject area of Mathematics.

All these are geared towards nourishing the dreams of Nigerian children by providing a platform that recognizes and rewards excellence in Mathematics in addition to the quality nutrition provided by the Cowbell brand for the nourishment of the Nigerian populace, especially children.  We express our sincere gratitude for the total support and encouragement given thus far. We seek your continued support in our efforts to help our students develop an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).   The competition is in two stages:

  1. Stage 1: Qualifying Written Examination
  2. Stage 2: TV Quiz Show

Stage 1 (Qualifying Written Examination)

How to enter   The Mathematics Competition is open to students from 10 – 18 years of age attending full-time Secondary Education in both Public and Private Schools in Nigeria. Entry into this competition is FREE.   Each School must present its BEST Ten (10) students in Mathematics (five from JSS3 and five from SSS2), irrespective of sex, religion, tribe, or state of origin, to enhance their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.   To encourage Girl Child Education, we humbly appeal that Mixed Schools nominate a minimum of two (2) girls for each category to represent such a school.  

How To Apply

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link to register your school
  3. Fill the form and submit it. Ensure to fill in all required fields.
  4. An email will be sent to the School and Primary contact addresses provided when filling the form.
  5. Use the link in the email received to verify the email addresses. The school email address must be verified before you can log in.
  6. Once school email is verified, log in to the portal using the school email and password used to register.
  7. On successful login, you click on Add Candidates under Candidate Management.
  8. Fill in the candidate’s information on the form, upload the candidate’s picture and click the Save Draft button.
  9. You will need to save draft information for 5 candidates before you can submit their registration. If your school is a mixed school, at least 2 candidates must be female or you won’t be able to complete the registration.
  10. After creating the draft registration for 5 candidates in a category (junior/senior) button will be shown on the page to “Register junior/senior candidates”. Click the button to complete the registration of candidates for that category.
  11. A confirmation slip will be generated for you to download and mailed to the School, candidate and parent/guardian email address.
  12. Print this confirmation slip and have it stamped and signed by the school principal.
  13. The confirmation slip will be required for admitting candidates at the examination venue.
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General Rules and Regulations

  1. Stage 1 (Qualifying Written Examination) will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, March 11th,2025, at 10:00 am. However, the accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00 am.
  2. Latecomers will not be allowed to write the examination.
  3. Candidates are to come with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  4. Any act of misconduct will lead to the disqualification of the candidate.
  5. All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform.
  6. Please refer to the examination center list to check for the centre nearest you.
  7. The competition is ONLY open to Students in JSS 3 and SSS 2. Candidates in any other Grade/Class will be disqualified.
  8. The decision of NECO and Promasidor Nigeria Limited is final. We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination.


  • Candidates are advised to check their results online at from June 1st
  • We strongly recommend 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.
  • The decision of NECO and Promasidor Nigeria Limited is final. We shall not enter into any correspondence with anyone regarding the conduct of this examination
  • The Second Stage of the examination would be in an exciting TV Quiz format – Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, and finals.
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Recap of Stage 2

  • Stage Final examination is in a TV Quiz format and is into stages:  Preliminary, Semi-Final, and Finals.
  • NECO develops all questions
  • This is serialized into 13 episodes and broadcast on major TV stations pan Nigeria.
  • There are prizes for winners and other finalists with their teachers and schools

Major rewards are:

  • Students
    • 1st Prize: =N=1,000,000 for each of the category
    • 2nd Prize: =N=750,000 for each of the category
    • 3rd Prize: =N=500,000 for each of the category
  • Teachers
    • 1st Prize: =N=400,000 for each of the category
    • 2nd Prize: =N=300,000 for each of the category
    • 3rd Prize: =N=200,000 for each of the category
  • Computers and Printers for winning schools

Thank you.

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Cowbellpedia Qualifying Exams is now open, and registration closes on February 5th.


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