Celebrating the Maiden Edition of UNESCO International Day of Mathematics
We join the world to mark the maiden edition of UNESCO International Day of Mathematics.
Nigerian Tulip International Colleges is an institution that strongly upholds the values of science education, particularly mathematics. Although we teach all subject areas in our schools, but we believe that one of the most efficient ways of transmitting knowledge to our students is through a curriculum of high standard that is science oriented as a guide.
In the last fifteen (15) years, we have partnered with National Mathematical Centre to organise Annual National Mathematical Competitions for pupils in Primary 5&6 across Nigeria with the aim of enhancing the love for mathematics at the foundation level. Over the years, we have been able to sensitize, encourage and motivate the interest of students in the study of Mathematical Sciences, thus paving the way for excellent performance in the study of science subjects.
The 15th edition of Annual National Mathematical competitions which we just concluded witnessed 38,000 pupils across 36 states of Nigeria plus FCT participate in the exam. So far, we have awarded 100% scholarships that cover tuition plus hostel fee throughout secondary school level to 98 outstanding students to encourage their love for mathematics.
Our students also participate in National and International Mathematical Olympiads and so far, our school has won for Nigeria over 300 International Medals.
Just two weeks ago, our students made Nigeria proud before 600 participants from 50 international and bilingual schools in 17 different countries as they emerged overall first runner up and lifted 16 Medals at the just concluded International Math Challenge that held on Saturday, 24th of February 2018 at Bangkok, Thailand.
It is worthy of note that three of our female students in the girls section of our school in Abuja school who participated in the competition won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals.
At the just concluded 2017/2018 National Mathematics and Science Olympiad, 7 of our students from our Yobe school emerged overall first positions in the state in different subject areas and same applied to our students in Lagos and Abuja.
We strongly believe that the future of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in producing students who are well versed in mathematics. We remain committed to producing more science-oriented Nigerians who will shape the future of the country and the world at large.
One more time, we laud the effort of UNESCO in setting aside a day to mark International Day of Mathematics. This is a welcome development that we are proud to associate ourselves with.