Samuel Oluwadare, a 14-year-old secondary school student, has emerged winner of the 2016 online national mathematics competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 14-year-old floored other participants in the competition, which was jointly organised by the National Mathematics Centre and a private firm, the GLAN Consulting.
No fewer than 2,000 secondary school students across the country participated in the competition.
Oluwadare, an SSS 2 student of Xplanter Secondary Schools, Ikorodu, told NAN that consistent practice of solving mathematical problems, tutorials from his teachers and parental support contributed to his victory.
He urged the federal government to provide internet access in secondary schools and advised Nigerians to positively use the online industry and get savvy with e-commerce.
“I will not relent in my academic pursuit as my wish is to always be the best and be at the top in the future,’’ he said.
“Let us get more internet access in our schools so that Nigerian children can compete with their counterparts around the world,’’ he said.
According to the young scholar, the economy will be better improved through technology.
The 2016 edition of the competition was the second organised by the centre.
The competition took place online on December 5, 2016, while the award ceremony held recently at the Mathematics Academy, Remo in Ogun state.