Nigeria’s Faith Odunsi wins $1,000 after defeating US, UK, other counterparts
A 15 years old student of The Ambassadors Schools, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, Faith Odunsi has emerged as the winner of the Global Open Mathematics Tournament after defeating her foreign counterpart in the senior category to emerge as the winner of the competition.
Faith Odunsi, an SS3 student from Ijebu in Ogun state set the new record by defeating students from the United States, United Kingdom China, and other countries.
According to legit.ng Faith Odunsi while sharing her experience winning the global competition in an interview with The Punch, said that winning the “tough competition” made her happy and honoured.
“In the first stage, there was a computer-based test and we had to answer many questions in one hour. My score in the test was 66.”
“The second stage took the same format and I also scored 66. “The quarter and semi-finals were on Microsoft themes.”
Faith further explained that “We were asked questions and we put in our answers; the first to put in the correct answers got 10 points.”
Speaking about how she prepared, Faith said she made sure the competition did not affect her academic activities. So, it’s after the school period that she had another class with her teacher who coached her for the contest.
She also studied at night from 11 pm to 12 am. As the winner of the contest, Faith was presented with a monetary award of $1,000 (N379,000, according to the CBN’s current exchange rate).
She added that the organizers said they would come for the official presentation of the award. Faith had in 2018 set a record in Cowbellpedia by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds. She intends to study Computer Engineering for her tertiary education.