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Mathematics contest champion to study in Australia

Kapsabet Boys High School will offer scholarship to the winner of Form four mathematics contest to study in Australia courtesy of Grace International Migration.

The 20th edition of Annual mathematics contest whose main objective is to create an avenue for learners to showcase their prowess in the subject and boost their confidence in maths is set to take place this weekend on Saturday at the school ground.

According to the Institution’s Head of Maths Department Oliver Toroitich, the contest will provide a forum for interactions and exchange of ideas.

He said each school is requested to present a team of ten participants in every class that is F1, F2, F3, and F4.

“The school may register as many teams as possible. Registration fee is Sh2, 500 per team. The results and awards will be presented the same day,” he said.

According to him, a second student would also receive scholarship to study a Diploma course of own choice at Strathmore University courtesy of Strathmore University.

Other awards include a whole year’s school fees for the top student in every class from Day schools’ category and trophies to Best Boys’ School, Best Girls School, best mixed boarding school and Best school overall.

To cap it all, individual prizes will be given to the top students in each category of schools including boys’ school, girls’ school, mixed boarding schools and day schools.

Mr Kipchumba Korir, a teacher of mathematics at the institution said the objective for the contest is to build interest in mathematics and change the attitude that only a certain calibre of students can excel in mathematics

Last year, a KCSE candidate Johnson Musungu from the same school was declared the winner of the secondary school’s mathematics competition in which 172 high schools participated. The contest attracted 3,000 competitors.

By Linet Wafula

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