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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 18 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.

Official: Cowbell Releases 2016/2017 Junior & Senoir Mathematics Competition Results [Finalist]

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

Also, from 2016, we will continue 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.

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
UPDATE: 09/03/2016

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 Closes On Sunday 13th, 2016

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 Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 10:00am. 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 as from Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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, March 19th, 2016 at 10:00am. 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 image 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 2015 Cowbellpedia Finalists


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