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Nigerian Cowbell Mathematics competition for Secondary Schools- Apply Now See 2017 Guide

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General Rules and Regulations Nigerian Cowbell Competition 2017 

Stage One
Qualifying written examination across the nation for students in JSS3 and SSS 2 in both public and private Secondary Schools.

Stage Two
TV Quiz Show (where the best 54 students per category compete for the coveted prize of the Future Inventor)

Stage 1 (Qualifying Written Examination) will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 10:00am. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.
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.
Please refer to examination center list to check for the center nearest you.
The competition is ONLY open to Students in JSS 3 and SSS 2. Candidates in any other Grade/Class will be disqualified.
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 as from Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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
Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Has registration started?

CowbellPedia registration started on the 17th of February, 2017
When is the registration closing?

Registration closes on the 5th of March
Who can be part of CowbellPedia?

Cowbellpedia is for approved secondary schools. You are to register only students in

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 JSS 3 and SS 2

How much will it cost to participate?

It is absolutely free to register for CowbellPedia
I participated last year do I need to register again?

NO, all you need do is log in with your correct username.

Can we register manually?

It is advisable to register via online platform.
When is the examination coming up?

CowbellPedia National examination is coming up on the 11th of March, 2017

How can I view the list of centres?

You can only view centres when you get to the point of registering your students and

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 choosing a location.

I keep logging in and my email seems to be invalid, what do I do?

Check your email for the verification of your email you registered with, without that

 you can’t continue with your log in.

Can a School register less than 5 students in any of the category?

The only required number to register is five (5) in each of the category, making Ten (10)

 in all.

What do I do after registering my school?

As soon as your registration is successful, download slip.

I can’t remember my password?

Reset your password with the forget password button on the log in page.
I am having problem clicking the register button to submit my students form

To submit students form, highlight all candidates name before registering them.

I mistakenly inputted more than six (6) students, how do I delete it?

Highlights only the five (5) students you would like to register.
I am having issues uploading the passport of my students

Check the format in which the picture is saved and also make sure it is not larger than
 the required.

I spelt my candidate name wrongly?

contact the help desk immediately for correction.

Where can I get past question?

To get to practice past questions, download CowbellPedia APP on your Google play store.

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