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

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)
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 www.cowbellpedia.ng
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 www.cowbellpedia.ng
  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 http://www.cowbellpedia.ng

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 below;

List of Centres by State
Girls Secondary School Abayi AbaOsisioma Ngwa LGA
St Joseph Secondary School Aba
Ibeku High School Umuahia
Girls Secondary School Umuahia
Senior Science Secondary School Alayi Bende LGA
Ohafia Girls Secondary School AmaekpuOhafia
Government Secondary School Gwagwalada
Government Girls Secondary School Abaji
Akwa Ibom
Community Comprehensive Secondary School Uyo
Government Secondary School Eket
State College IkotEkpene
Community Comprehensive Secondary School Fountains Uyo
Etinan Institute Etinan Uyo
Western Annang Secondary School Ukanafun Ikot Ekpene
Mary Hanney Secondary School Oron
Mary Hanney Secondary School Oron Eke
Maria Regina Model Comprehensive Secondary School Nnewi
Girls Secondary School Ekwulobia
Girls Secondary School Ogidi
Girls High School Umuleri
Igwebuike Grammar School Awka
Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School Bauchi
Government College Azare
Government Science Sec School Darazo
Government Secondary School Ningi
Bishop Dimeary Grammar School Yenagoa
Community Secondary School Sagbama
Ogbia Government Secondary School Ogbia
Government Secondary School Ningi
Nembe National Grammar School Nembe Ogbolomabiri Nembe LGA
Government Secondary School Amassoma Southern Ijaw LGA
Government College Makurdi
Government Model Secondary School Otukpo
St Andrews Secondary School Adikpo
Cross River
Government Secondary School Ikom
Government Secondary School Obudu
Government Secondary School Igoli Ogoja
Government Secondary School Ugep
Anglican Girls Grammar School Ughelli
Sapele Technical College Amukpe Sapele
Delta College Warri
St Patrick College Asaba
West End Secondary School Asaba
Notre Dame College Ozoro
Mary Mount College Agbor
Eseneabe College Bomadi
Government College Bomadi
Government Technical College Abakaliki
Government College Afikpo
Government Secondary School Okposi
Ezza High School Ezza
Boys Secondary School Iboko
Girls Secondary School Ndulor Ngbo
Onicha Secondary Technical School Onicha
Ikwo High School Agubia
Our Lady Of Lords Uromi
Girls Model Abudu
Ujoelen Grammar School Ujoelen Ekpoma
St James Grammar School Afuze
St Pauls Secondary School Igarra
Our Lady Of Fatimah Auchi
Edo Collegee Benin City
Idia College Benin City
Ekiti State Government College Ikere Ekiti
Ekiti Parapo College Ido Ekiti
Doherty Memorial Grammar School Ijero
Egbeoba High School Ikole
Moba Grammar School Otun Ekiti
Ekiti State Government College Efon Alaaye
Ode High School Ode Ekiti
Ekiti State Government College Ikere Ekiti
Ekiti Parapo College Ido Ekiti
Doherty Memorial Grammar School Ijero
Egbeoba High School Ikole
Moba Grammar School Otun Ekiti
Ekiti State Government College Efon Alaaye
Ode High School Ode Ekiti
Girls Grammar School Awkanawu
St Theresas College Nsukka
St Patricks Boys Secondary School Emene
Comprehensive High School Udi Abia
Urban Secondary School Oji River
OjiRiver Boys Secondary School Oji River
Government Science Secondary School Gombe
Government Science Secondary School Kaltungo
Government Day Secondary School Bajoga
Science Secondary School Etiti Ihite Uboma
Urban Secondary School Umuna Orlu
Mgbidi Secondary School Mgbidi
Aquinas Secondary School Osu Isiala Mbano
Mbaise Secondary School Aboh Mbaise
Government Secondary School Owerri
Commercial Secondary School Dutse
Government Secondary School Hadejia
Science Secondary School Lautai Gumel
Government Girls Secondary School Kazaure
Government Secondary School Fantai
Government Secondary School Kakuri Senior
Government Secondary School Rigachikun Senior
Barewa College Zaria
Government Secondary School Unguwan Bawa
Government College Kagoro
Government Secondary School Fadan Kaje
Government Secondary School Kachia Senior
Government Secondary School Ikara
Government Secondary School Pambegua Anhuara District
Government Secondary School Dala
Government Girls Secondary School Kura
Government Secondary School Wudil
Government Secondary School Gwarzo
Government College Katsina
Government Pilot Secondary School Dutsinma
Government College Funtua
Government Science Secondary School Kankia
Government Unity Secondary School Mamunfafhi
Government Secondary School Daura
Nagari College Birnin Kebbi
Kanta College Argungu
Government Science College Zuru
Government Girls Science College Yauri
Government Science and Technical College Bunza
Crowther Memorial College Lokoja
St Peters College Idah Idah LGA
Abdul Azeez Atta Memorial College Okene
Our Lady of Schools Secondary School Anyigba
St Augustine College Kabba
St Kizito College Isanlu Yagba East LGA
Lafiaji Secondary Sch Lafiagi Edu LGA
Queens Elizabeth Sch Ilorin Ilorin West LGA
Government Day Junior Sec Sch Okuta Baruten LGA
Government Sec Sch Share Ifelodun LGA
Government Unity Sec Sch Kaiama Kaiama LGA
Offa Grammar Sch Offa Offa LGA
Government Sec Sch Omu Aran Irepodun LGA
Government Sec Sch Ilorin Ilorin East LGA
Igando Community Senior Grammar School Igando
Agidingbi Senior Grammar School Agidingbi Ikeja
Awori Senior College Ojo
Ibeju Senior High School Ibeju Lekki
CMS Girls Senior Grammar School Bariga
Epe Senior Grammar School Epe
Amuwo Odofin Community Secondary School Mile 2
Immaculate Heart Secondary School Maryland Mende Senior High School
Ramsome Kuti Memorial Senior High School Mushin
AUD Comprehensive Senior High School Okota
Ikeja Senior Grammar School Oshodi
Kuramo College Victoria Island Lagos
Araromi Senior Secondary School SariIganmu Apapa
Badagry Senior Grammar School Badagry
Festac Senior College Festac Town
Eko Akete Senior Grammar School Campus Lagos Island
Ajeromi Ifelodun Senior Secondary School Ajeromi
Mainland Senior High School Jibowu Yaba
Bola Ige Millelium Senior Secondary School Tolu
Somolu Senior High School Somolu
Government College Nassarawa
Government Secondary School Lafia
Government Secondary School Akwanga
Government Science Secondary School Karu
Government College Keffi
Government Girls College Wamba
Government Science Secondary School Obi
Government Secondary School Toto
Government College Doma
Government Science Secondary School NEggon
Ahmadu Bahago Secondary School Minna
Alhaji Muhammad Musa Kigara 111 Science College New Busaa
Day Secondary School Kpege Mokwa
Government Girls College Kontagora
Government College Bida
Ansarrudeen Comprehensive College Otta
Abeokuta Grammar School Abeokuta
Remo Secondary School Shagamu
Ibafo Community High School
Adeola Odutola College Ijebu Ode
Ifo High School
Pakoto High School Ifo
Yewa College Ilaro
Unity Secondary School Akure
St Monicas Grammar School Ondo
Isero Grammar School Ore
Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School Akure
St John Mary Unity School Owo
Comprehensive High School Odeirele
Oshogbo High School 2 Osogbo
Ilesa High School 1 Ilesa
School of Science Ile Ife
Baptist High School Iwo
Agbonran School of Science Ede
School of Science Ikirun
Isabatudeen Girls Grammar school Akobo
St Louis Grammar School Mokola Ibadan
Oranmiyan Grammar School Oyo
Ogbomosho High School Ogbomosho
Ogbomosho Grammar School Ogbomosho
Irepo Grammar School Igboho
Wesley College of Science Elekuro Ibadan
Igboora High School Igboora
Iseyin District Grammar School Iseyin
ADS High School Saki
Oladipo Alanyande School of Science Oke bola
OkehoIganna Grammar school Okeho
St Mulumba College Jos
Government Secondary School Mangu
Government Secondary School Langtang North
Government College Pankshin
Government Secondary School Barkin Ladi
Government Girls Secondary School Shendam
y Grammar School Ikwerre Etche
Western Ahoada y High School Ahoada
Birabi Memorial Grammar School Bori
Kalabari National College Buguma
Nagata College Sokoto
Sultan Muhammed Maccido Institute Sokoto
Government Secondary School Gwadabawa
Government Secondary School Yabo
Government Technical College Bafarawa
Government Day Secondary School Tangaza
Government Day Secondary School Goronyo
Government College Jalingo
Government Secondary School Bali
Government Secondary School Wukari
Government Commercial Secondary School Takum
Government Science Secondary School Gusau
Government Secondary School K Namoda
Government Girls College T Mafara
Government Science Secondary School Anka

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