No fewer than 1985 students from the 35 states of the Federation, FCT inclusive and excluding Benue competed in the first-round of the 2021 SDGs Competition for the Nigerian Junior Girl Students.

The competition which was organized by The National Mathematical Centre in collaboration with the SDGs is an annual National Competition which cut across government owned Girls Secondary Schools in the country.

The Year’s Competition was held concurrently across the states except Benue State owing to the prevailing crisis in the state as at the time the competition was held.

According to the Director/Chief Executive (CE) of the National Mathematical Centre, Prof. Promise Mebine, the competition is designed to help boost the interest of the girl child in the area of Mathematical Sciences as well as to instill academic discipline in the Girl Child.

Meanwhile, the NMC, SDGs Desk officer, Dr. Olatunji Jekayinfa gave the detailed explanation of how students were been selected.

According to Dr. Jekayinfa, the first best 20 students from each state and FCT (792, in total) qualified for the second round of the competition, adding that, this 20 best students were selected from each of the three senatorial districts of each states in other to ensure a fear selection that will cut across the people of this states.

He further stated that, best three students from each of the 35 states and FCT that participated in the examination are expected to emerge for the final round, adding that 108 students in total are expected to seat for the final round, except in a situation whereby there is a possible ties and equal cutoff scores in some states.