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Sunday, March 5, 2017

2017/2018 Cowbell Mathematics Competition Qualifying Written Exam/ TV Quiz Registration Begins- Apply Here

By Last Modified March 05, 2017
This is to inform the general public and all schools in Nigeria that the 2017/2018 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition Application has started.

This competition is sponsored by your favorite brand, Cowbell - Our Milk. It is approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and endorsed by National Examination Council (NECO).
In the last 19 years, Cowbell has been involved in the sponsorship of Mathematics competition for Secondary Schools in Nigeria to identify, recognize and reward excellence in the subject area of Mathematics.
This annual competition is open to JSS3 and SSS2 students in both public and private Secondary Schools in Nigeria and is in 2 Stages:
Stage 1: Qualifying Written Examination
Stage 2: TV Quiz Show (where the best 54 students per category compete for the coveted prize of the Future Inventor)

Competition Guidelines and FAQs
Dear Principal / Teacher / Parent / Guardian,

In the last 18 years, Cowbell has been involved in the sponsorship of Mathematics competition 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 creditable 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 Lagos state only examination to a nationwide examination that has received the support of the Federal Ministry of Education.

From 2016, we decided to bring all Mathematics intervention activities by your favorite brand, Cowbell- Our Milk under one umbrella, COWBELLPEDIA.

Also, as from 2016, we also continued with our Mathematics intervention activity for Secondary Schools in Nigeria using the name Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show.

The competition is in two stages:
  1. Stage 1: Qualifying Written Examination
  2. Stage 2: TV Quiz Show
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 that is provided by the Cowbell brand for the nourishment of the Nigerian populace especially children.

We wish to express our sincere gratitude for the?total support and encouragement given thus far and to seek your continued support in our efforts to help our students develop an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

There are prizes for Candidates and Teachers both at the State and National levels and the schools. Apart from cash prizes, the National Winners will be sponsored to an all-expense paid vacation.

Other activities under Cowbellpedia include:
  • Cowbellpedia Radio Programme: a 5 minute interactive radio Mathematics programme on major stations pan Nigeria
  • Cowbellpedia Mathematics Mobile App: This can be downloaded on Google Play Store and Apple Store. With this App, students can test and sharpen their knowledge on the subject area of Mathematics.

 Latest Update: 13th February, 2017


All candidates should please note that upon successful registration for the Cowbellpedia examination, a confirmation slip will be sent to the school’s email. Each candidate is required to bring along to the examination centre a copy of this confirmation slip, duly signed by the school principal.

Schools that registered or participated in the 2016 Cowbellpedia do not need to register their schools this year.
All that is required to participate this year is the details of the students representing such schools. To do this:
1. Visit
2. Click on Log In on the top right corner of the page.
3. Fill out the forms for all representatives of the school in both categories (If applicable)
4. Ensure the profile of each student shows 100% completed
5. Highlight all students profile by clicking on all 5 profiles at once then click on the register button.
6. Upon successful registration, generate examination slips by clicking on the menu button (a 3-dot sign) on the top right corner of each student's profile.
7. Download and print slips. Copies of the slips will also be emailed to the school.
8. Students are to bring along duly signed examination slips to the examination centre on 11th March, 2017.

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 is required to present their 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 are making a humble appeal that Mixed Schools to nominate minimum two (2) girls for each category to represent such school.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on link to register your school
  3. Fill the form and submit. Ensure to fill all required fields.
  4. An email will be sent to the School and Primary contact email addresses provided when filling the form.
  5. Use the link in the email received to verify the email addresses. Both email addresses must be verified before you can login.
  6. Once both emails are verified, login to the portal using the school email and password used to register.
  7. On successful login, you click on the 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 you school is a mixed school, at least 2 of the 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 will also be 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.
Download The Manual Registration Form Here

All candidates should please note that upon successful registration for the Cowbellpedia‬ exams, a confirmation slip will be sent to the schools email and will also be available for download on the portal.
Each candidate is required to bring along to the examination centre a copy of this confirmation slip, duly signed by the school principal.

Deadline: Online Registration Starts On Tuesday 17th January, 2017 To Sunday 5th March 2017.

General Rules and Regulations
  1. Dear Students, Teachers and Parents, please note that the first stage qualifying exams for this year's Cowbellpedia‬ will take place in all states including the FCT - Abuja (excluding Rivers State) on a date and time to be announced soon. Accreditation of students starts by 8:00am.
  2. Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.
  3. Candidates are to come along with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
  4. Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
  5. All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform.
  6. Please refer to examination center list to check for the center 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

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.

Recap of Stage 2
Stage Final examination is in TV Quiz format and is into stages: Preliminary, Semi-Final and Finals.

All questions are developed by NECO

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:

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

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

The roles of teachers in the Cowbellpedia competition cannot be overlooked and for this, we will also be rewarding the teachers as follows:
1st Prize Winners' Teachers: =N=400,000
2nd Prize Winners' Teachers: =N=300,000
3rd Prize Winners' Teachers: =N=200,000
Winning schools will be rewarded with new computers and printers.

Examination Date and Rules:

-The First stage examination will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday 11 March, 2017. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.
-Candidates must come to their designated examination centres with their Registration Forms.
-Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.
-Candidates are to come along with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
-Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
-All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform
 View the list of Examination Centres to confirm the location of the centre nearest to you via the link below;

Download  Past Exam Question Papers,  here

Download the Cowbellpedia‬ game to sharpen your Maths skills in preparation for the Cowbellpedia exams.
Now Available on Android here:
Second Stage Reloaded:
The mechanics of Second Stage has been refreshed to include an exciting quiz segment. 54 Students from junior and senior category will qualify for the Second Stage reloaded. The top 20 students from around the country and representatives from 33 states of the federation and the FCT.
See Important Videos To Guide You 

View the Online Registration Guide


Meet the 2016/17 Cowbellpedia Finalists

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NYSC 2017-18 Latest Updates [Mobilization Lists, Call-Up Letter & Orientation Schedule]

By Last Modified February 28, 2017
This page is created for all graduates of various institutions whose results has been approved by their various senate and wish to participate in the NYSC 2017 Orientation Exercise [Batch A Or Batch B].
We will be covering the following updates for the 2017 NYSC Mobilization Exercise.
  • NYSC 2017 [Batch A Or B] Online Registration Of Institutions [Pre-Mobilization]
  • NYSC 2017 [Batch A Or B] Mobilizations Of Graduands [Senate Lists]
  • NYSC 2017 [Batch A Or B] Green Card And Call-Up Letter Printing
  • NYSC 2017 [Batch A Or B] Orientation Timetable e.t.c
Make Sure To Follow The Respective Links As They Are Being Updated Below:


The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to an online post stating, inter alia, that “the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from Monday 8th February to WEDNESDAY 15th February, 2017.”

We wish to warn that the statement was not issued by the NYSC Scheme and should, therefore, be disregarded.
For the avoidance of doubt, no date has yet been set for the commencement of online registration by 2017 Batch ‘A’ Prospective Corps Members.
Management will unveil the 2017 Batch ‘A’ mobilization time-table at the appropriate time through our official communication channels listed below:


NYSC 2016 Batch B (Stream II) Time-Table & Orientation Course Schedule Out


UNIPORT NYSC 2017 Batch A Submission Of Mobilization Request Form Deadline
OOU NYSC 2017 Batch A Pre-Mobilization Registration Guidelines 

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Important Notice To All PCMs

Graduates With New JAMB Number (I.e Regularization Process) Are Advised To Visit The Link Here For Steps To Activate It And Printing Of Admission Letter, Before Using Such Number For Pre-Mobilization Registration.
Other Graduates are advised to visit the official JAMB Admission Checking Portal To Confirm The Status Of Their Reg. Number, Visit Here To Begin.
Other Related Links:
We Encourage all PCMs to bookmark this page as new updates concerning NYSC 2017 will be updated frequently.
For Questions Or Inquiries Please Only Use The Comment Box Below.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

UNIOSUN 2016-17 Suppl. Pre-Degree Programme Admission Form On Sale

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Managment of the Osun State University invites applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into one-year Pre-Degree Programme for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.


Candidates must possess O/L, SSCE (WAEC), SSCE (NECO) or equivalent with a minimum of four relevant credit passes in subjects which must include English Language for Arts; and English and Mathematics for Sciences and Social Sciences. Candidates with deficiencies in their ‘O’ level results will be considered; but such candidates are, however, required to make up for any deficiency before the 2017/2018 UTME admission exercise.


Candidates are to register on-line by accessing the University website: or directly on the Pre-Degree Portal at to complete and submit Application Forms. Candidates are also expected to print two (2) copies of the application form after submission. Each candidate is to bring along a copy of the application form on the day of the screening exercise. The second copy is to be submitted on admission to the Pre-Degree programme of the University.


Visit the UNIOSUN Pre-Degree Portal via or This will take you to the online Application Platform. Ensure you read all registration guidelines and instructions before proceeding to register. Payment of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) for the Pre-Degree application is through the UNIOSUN WebPAY using Interswitch enabled Debit/ATM cards (Master Card and Verve)


Upon successful completion of the programme, candidates must also obtain satisfactory scores in the 2017/2018 JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to have the opportunity of being admitted into any of the following Degree Programmes:

• Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) with specialisations in:
o Agricultural Economics and Extension
o Animal Science
o Agronomy
• Bachelor of Fisheries and Wildlife
o Fisheries and Aquaculture
o Wildlife Management

• B. Sc. (Ed.) Political Science
• B. Sc. (Ed.) Economics
• B. A. (Ed.) English
• B. Sc. (Ed.) Mathematics
• B. Sc. (Ed.) Biology
• B. Sc. (Ed.) Chemistry
• B. Sc. (Ed.) Physics
• B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling
• B.Ed. Educational Management

• B. Sc. Anatomy
• B. Sc. Physiology
• B. Sc Public Health
• B. N. Sc Nursing

• B. A. English and International Studies
• B. A. French and International Studies
• B. A. Linguistics and Communication Studies
• B. A. History and International Studies

• B. Sc. Accounting
• B. Sc. Business Administration
• B. Sc. Economics
• B. Sc. Banking and Finance
• B. Sc. Political Science and International Relations
• B. Sc. Geography
• B. Sc. Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
• B. Sc. Sociology
• B. Sc. Entrepreneurship

• B. Sc. Industrial Chemistry
• B. Sc. Biochemistry
• B. Eng. Civil Engineering
• B. Sc. Computer Science
• B. Eng. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
• B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering
• B. Sc. Mathematics
• B. Sc. Microbiology
• B. Sc. Geology
• B. Sc. Physics with Electronics
• B. Sc. Urban and Regional Planning
• B. Sc. Plant Biology
• B. Sc. Chemistry
• B. Sc. Zoology

Also, the programme has been designed to include intensive training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Submission of forms closes on Monday 20th February, 2017

Date: Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017
Venue: College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus.
Time: 9:00 a.m.

For further information, please contact the Admissions Office, Osun State University, Osogbo on Tel: 08035769845, 08035288701

G.A.A Shittu
Ag. Registrar

UNIMAID 2016-17 2nd Batch Remedial Programme Admission List Out [Arts & Science]

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The University Of Maiduguri Directorate of Remedial Studies has published the 2nd Batch Admission List of the Remedial Programme for Arts and Science Students for the 2016/2017 session.

The admission list has been made available online.

Candidates are to follow the links below to download in PDF format.

Congrats To All Newly Admitted Students!!!

FUPRE 10th Matriculation Academic Gown Collection Notice

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Authorities of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun has announced the 10th Matriculation Ceremony Schedule and Academic Gown Collection Procedures for newly admitted students for the 2016/2017 session.

Students should collect Academic Gowns from the Academic Office with effect from Wednesday 15th February, 2017 between 12.00noon and 3.00p.m. on payment of the sum of One Thousand Naira only (N1,000.00) to the University Account via and presentation of receipt generated to the Academic Division.

All academic gowns should be returned to the Academic Division immediately after the Matriculation Ceremony but not later than Monday 27th February, 2017.  Thereafter, late return of academic gowns will attract a penalty fee of One Thousand Naira (N1,000.00) for each additional day while the sum of Ten Thousand Naira will be charged for the replacement of any lost academic gown.

Participation in the matriculation exercise is compulsory for all duly registered fresh students of the University.

Consequently,fresh 100level and 200level Direct Entry Students who have not registered with the Health Centre are advised to proceed immediately to the Health Services Department for Medical Screening Exercise. Please note that Medical Screening is an integral part of the Registration exercise. Only students who have gone through the medical screening exercise will be allowed to participate in the Matriculation Ceremony.

E.M. Ichendu

FUPRE 10th Matriculation Ceremony Schedule Out

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Management of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun  wishes to inform all fresh Students, Parents, and Staff that the 10th Matriculation ceremony for the 2016/2017 academic session of the has been scheduled for Wednesday, 22nd February, 2017.

Venue: University Sports Complex.

Time: 10.00 a.m. prompt.

Matriculating students should be seated at 9.30am.

For Academic Gown Collection Procedures And Important Notice Click Here!!!

JUTH 2017/18 Post Basic Intensive Care Nursing Application Forms Out

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Management of the Jos University Teaching Hospital [JUTH] cordially invites applications from qualified candidates for application into the 12 Months Training Programme for Intensive Care Nurses for the 2017/2018 session.

Sales of form commences from 6th February, 2017 and closes on 1st April, 2017.


Applicants raw, registered nurses with at least two (2) years post registration working experience with up to date practicing license. Applicants must also possess a minimum of five (5) credits. This must include English Language and Mathematics and three (3) relevant science subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Biol,.) in either WAEC. SSCE. or NECO.


Forms are obtainable in the office of the Chairman. Medical Advisory Committee at the JUT, Permanent Site, after the payment of non refundable fee of N7,500.00 (seven thousand, Site hundred naira) only to the hospital account through Remita, payable to University Teaching Hospital Jos and click on sale of form/School fees for ICN School admission form.


All the completed application forms are to be submitted in a big brown envelope to the office of the Course Coordinator on or before 21st April 2017 at JUTH permanent Site


Only eligible candidates would be shortlisted and allowed to participate in both written/oral examinations. Successful candidates will be selected after the written and oral interviews on the following days:

Tuesday 9th May, 2017 - Written Examination - Time: 10.00a.m
Wednesday 10th May, 2016 - Oral Interview - Time: 9.00am
Venue - Seminar Hall A & B, JUTH Permanent Site.
For further enquiries, call: 08057611753, 08164688149.

Resumption: - Successful candidates will resume on Monday 13th November, 2017.

O. A. Fabode
Course Coordinator
For Chief Medical Director

LUTH 2017-18 School Of Midwifery Forms On Sale

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), School Of Midwifery has begun the sales of form for the 2017/2018 session.

The programme is scheduled to run for 18months.


- Candidates must be Registered Nurses with at least one year post qualification experience and with a VALID LICENSE.

- Must possess five (5) Credits at 'O' Level in the following subjects: English Language. Mathematics. Biology.Chemistry and Physics.

- Combination of results obtained from not more than two (2) approved examination bodies i .e. GCE/WAEC or WAEC/NECO/SSCE.


Applicant should:
I. Submit handwritten application letter addressed to the Principal. School of Midwifery. LUTH.

2. Pay application fee of N5000.00 in Bank Draft written in favour of Lagos University Teaching HospitaL from any of the following banks Union Bank. UBA. Skye Bank and Access Bank and take the draft to the CASH OFFICE. FINANCE DEPARTMENT LUTH

3. Make a photocopy of the receipt with applicants passport photograph on the left handcomer.

4. Collect the admission form from the School of Midwifery at the Health Manpower Resourees Centre LUTH

5. Submit completed application form with photocopies of credentials. 3 passport photographs and photocopy of receipts enclosed in a Big brown envelope.

6. Sale and submission of application forms will close on 9th June.2017.

7. Course Fee: Details will be provided on admission.

17th JUNE, 2017




LUTH 2017-18 Post-Basic Nursing Programme Application Form On Sale

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi - Araba Management invites application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the one year Post-Basic Nursing Programmes for the 2017/2018 session scheduled to commence in November 2017.


1. Accident & Emergency Nursing
2. Ophthalmic Nursing
3. Paediatric Nursing
4. Perioperative Nursing

• Applicants should possess the RN qualification (with or without RM), five (5) credits in WASC/GCE/NECO/SSCE including English Language, Mathematics and Biology at not more than two sittings.

• Applicants who qualified from 2006 till date should have credit in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

• Two years post qualification experience and current practicing licence issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria are mandatory for every applicant.

Written examination will be conducted on the 10th June, 2017 by 9.00am at School of Post Basic Nursing (Human Resources Development Centre), Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi - Araba. Candidates are to bring along original copies of all relevant certificates for interview at the same venue from 18th - 21st July, 2017.

• Each applicant should obtain a bank draft for the sum of N10,000.00 (Ten thousand naira) only, in favour of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

• Before the payment is made, students are to go to any Cyber Cafe to generate a code/pin For payment at any Bank of choice.

• A print-out is given at the Bank after payment. The print-out is then taken to the Finance and Accounts Department, LUTH, where a receipt will be issued in place of the PRINT-OUT. The photocopy of the receipt issued should be presented to the Deputy Director, Nursing Education.

The copies of the completed application forms, two (2) recent passport photographs and photocopies of relevant certificates should reach the Administrative Office of the School of Post Basic Nursing not later than Friday, 9th June, 2017.


UDUSOK Admits 7,290 Students For 2016/17 Session

By Last Modified February 19, 2017
No fewer than 7,290 students took an oath of matriculation during the Usman Danfodio University Matriculation ceremony for the 2016/2017 session.

The Vice Chancellor, Abdullahi Zuru while addressing the newly admitted students made known to the public that out of 22,000 students who applied for admission into the institution only 7,290 students were deemed qualified for admission.

Mr. Zuru explained that the figure represented an increase of about 40 per cent of admissions when compared to those admitted for the 2015/2016 session.

He said: “The 2016/2017 admission had given priority to the sciences and science- related programmes with about 74 per cent.”

“The priority was in compliance with the Federal government’s directive of according 60:40 ratio of Science to Humanity students.

”This is also in our response to the federal government’s desire to ensure rapid development of the country through advances in science and technology.

“Every year, we witness an increase in the number of students seeking admission into the university.

” This is attributable to our track records of excellence, peace, high moral values and absence of cultism.”

The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the National University Commission (NUC), had granted approval for the University to establish a Faculty of Engineering with effect from the 2016/2017 academic session.

He said, “the faculty had taken off with five full time programmes, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Information and Communication Technology and Environmental Management and Resources.

“This enables the University to key into the laudable determination of the present administration to industrialize Nigeria, within the shortest time possible,” Mr. Zuru said.

He further called on the matriculated students to strictly adhere to the university’s rules and regulations.

“This include personal discipline, high moral standards and respect for constituted authorities,” the vice chancellor added.
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