National math competition planned for next year

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THE Institute of Business Studies (IBS) is hoping to host a nationwide mathematics competition next year.
IBS director Mick Nades said this during the presentation of awards to participants of the 2010 IBS mathematics competition yesterday.
Currently, the competition has schools in the NCD and Central participating, but will be bigger next year when schools from other provinces take part as well.
Nades  said IBS initiated the competition to enhance mathematical skills in students and to prepare them for their national examinations.
He said math was an integral part of everyday life and the competition was to motivate students to be competitive and to broaden their minds.
Guest speaker and assistant secretary for NCD education department, Ouka Lavaki, also commended IBS for the initiative and congratulated the winners of the competition and encouraged them to pursue their dreams in their field of studies.
“You must work hard to achieve better results to be useful nation builders.”
The IBS mathematics competition was initiated last year.
The competition is for Grades 10 and 12 but IBS is set to include Grades Nine and 11 as well next year.