Nigerian Maths Genius Defeats U.S, Germany, Others in Competitions


A senior secondary school one (SSS1) student, Uwakmfon Unwana Jacob is the latest Nigerian kid that has put smiles on faces of Nigerians as his photos of medals bagged in Mathematics competitions around the world surfaced on social media on Thursday.

His school, Graceland Secondary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers States, posted his photos on its Facebook page, which have caught the attention of Nigerians pouring encomiums and congratulatory messages on him.

The school tagged the post: ‘The chronicles of global Mathematics champion.”

In the post, Jacob has won numerous Mathematics contests including the United States, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia and South Africa, seen displaying a collection of medals around his neck.

Among the prizes Jacob has won to emerge a Mathematics champion are Bronze medal and Gold medals in 2021 and 2022 respectively in Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO), Gold Medal in 2019, Silver Medal in 2020, Silver Medal and 3rd in Nigeria (2021 Spring) and Gold Medal and 2nd in Nigeria (2021Fall) under American Mathematics Competition (AMC).

Also, he has won Silver Medal (International 2020), Gold Medal (National 2020) and gold medal (National 2021) in South African Mathematics Olympiad. He also bagged Silver Honor Award (2020), Silver Honor Award (2021) and National Award (Best in Nigeria 2021) for International Youth Maths Challenge, IYMC, (Europe).

Jacob also bagged Distinguished Honourable Mention Award (2022) in Stamford Mathematics Tournament, USA and the Overall Best Student Award (2022) for Most Inspired Science and Engineering Foundation (MISE), Ghana-MIT, USA.

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