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15 year old Nigerian kid beats 10,000 contestants to emerge Africa’s Maths champion

A brilliant 15 year old Nigerian kid, Victor Olatunji, has emerged the Africa’s Mathematics Champion after beating 10,000 other contestants in the continent.

Victor Olatunji is a student of The International School Ibadan, Oyo State, West Africa. For the feat, he earned $5,000 (over N2m) worth of university scholarship from the just-concluded Cruxlearning Mathematics Contest Africa.

The Cruxlearning Mathematics Contest Africa (CLMCA) is a pan-African competition where over 10,000 SS2 students from 24 African countries registered for the annual contest through the online platform where qualifying exams was conducted.

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Out of the 10,000 contestants, the top 18 participant were shortlisted for the second stage of the reality TV Quiz Show designed to demystify mathematics, identify and reward outstanding students for their brilliance in the subject and social skills.

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After four weeks in the Mathslounge, an area designed to host the contest, the contestants were shortlisted to remain six who then went ahead for the final encounter with the Dean to determine Africa’s Math Champion.

Victor Adetunji (known as Root) of The International School Ibadan finally emerged the best and got $5,000 worth of university scholarship, he was followed by Femi Ositade (known as Alpha) of The Ambassadors College, Ota who came second and won $2,500.

In the third place is Joyce (known as Curve) Onubogu of British Spring College, Awka who won $1,500 worth of scholarship.

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Root, who survived eviction twice during his stay in the Mathslounge expressed gratitude to God and dedicated his victory to Him, his teacher and his parents.

His parents are both lecturers of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. His mother described him as as very diligent.

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