A 15-year-old Nigerian girl was named the winner of the just-concluded Global Open Mathematics Tournament.
Faith Odunsi from Ijebu in Ogun state beat several other participants from Europe, Africa, America, Asia, and Australia to emerge the winner of the global competition.
The winner of the competition walks away with a monetary prize of $1,000.
Speaking during an interview with The Punch, the SS3 student described the contest as tough, adding that she is proud to be crowned the winner. Faith says she passed through various stages of the competition before she was declared the winner.
“In the first stage, there was a computer-based test and we had to answer many questions in one hour. My score on the test was 66. The second stage took the same format and I also scored 66,” said Faith.
“The quarter and semi-finals were on Microsoft themes. We were asked questions and we put in our answers; the first to put in the correct answers got 10 points,” she added.
Faith says she spared time after school to prepare for the contest with the help of her teacher, who would coach her after class time. She also took some lone study time from 11 pm to midnight.
The final year high school student at the Ambassadors School set a record during the 2018’s Cowbellpedia by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds.
Faith’s dream is to become a computer engineer in the future. Her father is a doctor while her mother is a businesswoman.