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Centre honours Turkish schools over performance at Mathematics Olympiad

The National Mathematics Centre (NMC) has commended and honoured the management of the Nigerian Turkish Inter­national Colleges (NTIC) for the performance of its students at the recently concluded Interna­tional Mathematics and Physics Olympiad.

The Turkish schools had won five medals of the six won by Ni­gerian schools at the recent in­ternational competitions, held in Europe and Asia last year.

Speaking at the award presen­tation ceremony of the National Mathematical Centre at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, Chief Executive Officer of the centre, Prof Adewale So­larin, expressed satisfaction with the instructional system put in place by the management of the schools, which resulted in its students’ top-of-the-world per­formances at local and interna­tional competitions.

According to Prof. Solarin: “I am very impressed with the kind of system NTIC has in place, so I am not surprised that we have to celebrate their achievements.”

The Mathematics Centre’s Director, however, charged the management of the schools not to rest on their oars in bringing further improvements to the schools.

Prof Solarin also commended the partnership between the centre and NTIC, saying that the symbiotic collaboration had led to enormous gains in stimulating students’ interests in Mathemat­ics.

He continued: “NTIC has been a formidable partner of NMC. If we want to look at the achieve­ments we have had so far in in­ternational competitions, start­ing from Pan-African Olympiad, NTIC contributed significantly to the numbers of medals we have.

“If we look at the International Mathematics and Physics Olym­piad, in which we had six medals so far, five of the medals can be credited to NTIC,” he added.

Also at the event, Minister of State for Education, Professor Vi­ola Onwuliri, who presented the awards to the schools, praised the management of NTIC for ensur­ing that quality students emerge from there.

The minister, represented by the Director, Basic and Second­ary Education, in the ministry, Bar. Chike Uwazuoke, explained that the emergence of NTIC as winners at the international competitions was a result of commitment and dedication on the part of the management of the schools. He called on them to continue in that light.

While receiving the award for the school, Group Managing Di­rector of NTIC, Mehmet Basturk, reiterated the commitment of the school to excellent education de­livery to its students.

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