Celebrating Academic Excellence: Olota Rewards Faith Odunsi, Global Mathematics Winner
In a similar turn of event, the Olota of Ota, Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege has joined Iganmode Club, Ota to honour Faith Odunsi, winner of ‘Global Mathematics Competition’.
Faith Odunsi was on Friday at the palace of Olota of Ota, presented with the cheque of N100, 000 in appreciation of her efforts and celebration of her academic feats which has in turn, put the name of Ota on a global map.
While making the presentation to Faith in the glare of her parents and teachers, the Olota of Ota, Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege said, she has made the city of Ota proud.
“You have made us proud Faith. Meanwhile, one good turn deserves another. This is why we are identifying with you so that you, as well as others too will be encouraged to always strive for academic excellence”.
Olota charged Faith and other students in Ota to keep working round the clock to ensure the name, ‘Ota’ keep flying academically as efforts are ongoing to promote other sectors in the town.
Recall that Faith was on Wednesday, honoured by the Iganmode club for taking part in the ‘Global Open Mathematics Competition’ and emerged victorious as she beat competitors from China, UK, the US, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. She also set a new record at the last edition of the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds.
Speaking with VOA news Correspondent shortly after the presentation, Faith’s father Mr. odunsi said, ‘Faith is not the only champion in the world. If children like her are given the opportunity to showcase what they have got, all children out there are champions, and I want to say a big thanks to the teachers of The Ambassadors College for nurturing her up to this level because without them, Faith cannot be able to emerge as the Mathematics Champion today.
Faith Odunsi, in a chat with VOA News Correspondent, said, ‘I would advise students to read not only when they have exams but they should start reading wide far before the exam so that they would have more knowledge instead of reading for exams only.
In a short appreciation by a Principal from The Ambassadors College, Mrs. Diamond, she appreciated Olota and his Chiefs on behalf of the Ambassadors College. She advised Teachers all over the world not to ever give up on any student because doing so would not bring positive result as no child is born a dullard.