Cowbell Mathematics Competition 2015: How To Apply

Applications for the 2015 edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) has commenced.

The Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition is an annual Federal Ministry of Education approved competition organized and sponsored by Promasidor, the makers of the popular milk brand, Cowbell. The competition is for all students in JSS3 and SS2 in the government-approved schools across the country.


The competition is open to students aged 10-18 years attending private and public secondary schools full-time in Nigeria. Entry into this competition is FREE. Only the best 6 (SIX) students – 3 from JSS3 and 3 from SSS2 (irrespective of sex, religion, or state of origin) from each school are eligible to sit for this examination.

How To Apply:
Each School Head should collect 6 (SIX) registration forms, which must be correctly filled, stamped and signed by the School Principal and presented by the Students to the officials at the examination centers on the examination day. School Principals may also download the registration forms online at
Forms can also be obtained at the various State Ministries of Education Pan Nigeria and Promasidor Nig. Ltd, depots and offices nationwide. Please note that photocopied forms are allowed, as long as the School Principal endorses it.


National Prizes:

  • 1st prize – 5 Desktop computers and printers
  • 2nd prize – 3 Desktop computers and printers
  • 3rd prize – 2 Desktop computer and printers

National Prizes:-

Junior Category Senior Category
N750,000 1st Prize N750,000
N500,000 2nd Prize N500,000
N250,000 3rd Prize N250,000

State Prizes:

Junior Category Senior Category
N25,000 1st Prize N25,000
N20,000 2nd Prize N20,000
N15,000 3rd Prize N15,000


Mathematics Teachers of winning candidates both at the state and national levels will receive cash prizes and loads of cowbell products.

National Prizes:-

Junior Category Senior Category
N250,000 1st Prize N250,000
N200,000 2nd Prize N200,000
N150,000 3rd Prize N150,000

State Prizes:

Junior Category Senior Category
N15,000 1st Prize N15,000

– BENSON OWEKA’S MEMORIAL PRIZE: This prize goes to the school with the most consistent and outstanding performance average over a three-year period. Higher Education Exercise Books & Pens for all the students of the Winning For this year, the targetted period is 2013 – 2015.

Examination Date and Rules:

-The First stage examination will hold in all states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 10:00am. However, accreditation of all candidates begins at 8:00am.
-Candidates must come to their designated examination centres with their Registration Forms.
-Late comers will not be allowed to write the examination.
-Candidates are to come along with only a pencil, biro, eraser, ruler and statistical table, NO CALCULATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
-Any act of misconduct will lead to disqualification of the candidate.
-All candidates MUST be in their School Uniform

Download and view the list of Examination Centres to confirm the location of the centre nearest to you via the link below;
>>Cowbell Mathematics Competition Exam Centres<<

Download past question papers here

Second Stage Reloaded:
The mechanics of Second Stage has been refreshed to include an exciting quiz segment. 54 Students from junior and senior category will qualify for the Second Stage reloaded. The top 20 students from around the country and representatives from 33 states of the federation and the FCT.


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