A students of university of Lagos by name Daniel Itsuokor has won the 2018 National Mathematics competition organised by [NMC] National Mathematical centre.


The student is in the department of Mathematics and Statistics, and a level 400 students.

According to the Director/Chief executive of the NMC, stephen Onah, 14 universities took part in the competition.

But the winner emerged  from UNILAG followed by Federal University of Technology, Akure in second place, while the University Of Nigeria Nsukka took the third position.


The coordinator, Mathematical Sciences Programme at the NMC, Professor Peter Onumaiye, Professor Onah said five participants won gold medals,nine got silver medals, while 14 went home with bronze medals out of he 56 participants.

The Director congratulations the participants for the performance and urged them to remain focused and be good ambassadors of mathematics.

He advised the participants not to look at what they would benefit from working hard, rather they should have goal or target and work hard to achieve it.

Mr Itsuokor, who spoke on behalf of other participants that success is; hardwork and determination and he is encouraging other students to be hardworking.

He encouraged other participant who could not win the medal to be; confidence in themselves and never give up.

Also, he advised the medalists to continue to work hard as to whom much is given much is expected.

He said mathematics is the only course that develops minds of people to be able to reason and develop things.