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  Students from Divine Rays British School, located in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, have achieved top honours in the 2024 National Mathematics Competition, which took place across various states in Nigeria.
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According to a statement released on Monday by the organizers, Catalyst Consulting, the competition, which encompasses all primary and secondary school levels, was categorized into four sections: lower primary, upper primary, junior secondary, and senior secondary. The annual competition is designed to assess the mathematical skills and knowledge of students, providing them with a platform to excel in the subject. Representatives from Divine Rays British School’s primary section—Okonkwo Chiziterem, Ezievuo Kosiso S., Nwabueze Chikamso S., Okoye Emmanuella C., Okonkwo Amarachi J., and Uche Chiemerie Victoria—secured six gold medals in the tournament. On Monday, the Headmistress of Divine Rays British School, Mrs Ifeoma Ucheama, expressed her joy, stating that this achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of both the students and the school’s coaching team. Ucheama conveyed deep gratitude for the support and encouragement from parents, guardians, and well-wishers.
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She stated,
“We are thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of our talented students: Okonkwo Chiziterem, Ezievuo Kosiso S., Nwabueze Chikamso S., Okoye Emmanuella C., Okonkwo Amarachi J., and Uche Chiemerie Victoria. This outstanding feat is proof of the dedication and hard work of both the students and the school’s coaching staff.”
Divine Rays British School extended heartfelt thanks to the organizers of the National Mathematics Tournament for creating a platform that promotes academic excellence. Special recognition was given to the dedicated coaches who tirelessly guided and mentored the students toward success. The school management expressed sincere appreciation for the continued support and encouragement from parents, guardians, and well-wishers, highlighting that these achievements demonstrate the school’s commitment to nurturing young minds and fostering a culture of academic excellence. Congratulations to the gold medalists, and may their success inspire future generations of scholars.
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Final Thoughts

The success of Divine Rays British School underscores the critical role that government support plays in education at all levels. The past administration of Peter Obi made significant strides in enhancing educational infrastructure and resources in Anambra State, a legacy that the current government under Governor Charles Soludo continues to build upon. Sustained government investment and support in primary, secondary, and tertiary education will undoubtedly foster further academic excellence and innovation, equipping students with the skills needed for future success.
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This article was first published on 22nd May 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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