March 14, 2015

NMC Hails Turkish Colleges’ Performance In Sciences, Mathematics

National Mathematical Centre (NMC) has commended the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges (NTIC) for their various achievements in Mathematics and Science competitions.

Nigerian Turkish colleges receives commendation
The director and chief executive officer of NMC, Prof Adewale Solarin, gave the commendation in Abuja during the presentation of about 12 awards won by NTIC in Mathematics and Science competitions.

Solarin expressed satisfaction with the effective academic system put in place in all NTIC branches, which has seen to Nigeria winning medals in international Mathematics and Science Olympiads, just as he declared the school as the best in Mathematics in Nigeria for 2014.

“I am very impressed with the kind of system NTIC have in place, so I am not surprise that we have to celebrate their achievements,” the Director said.

On the partnership between NMC and NTIC, the director stated that the collaboration has led to enormous gains in stimulating students’ interest in Mathematics.

“NTIC has been a formidable partner of NMC. If we want to look at the achievement we have had so far in international competition starting from Pan-Africa Olympiad, NTIC contributed significantly to the numbers of medals we have.

“If we look at the international Mathematics Olympiads and Physics Olympiads which we had six medals so far, five of the medals can be associated to NTIC.

“At the national level, in every state that NTIC has a school, it is always on the fore front of the award, usually we give plaque to first three positions and the best schools, and in those states, NTIC is always on the top,” he stated.

Presenting the awards to the management of the school, minister of state for education, Prof Viola Onwuliri, described the performance of NTIC students as astounding and expressed the willingness of the Federal Government to further collaborate with the school to shore up Mathematics and Science Education.

Represented by the director, Basic and Secondary Education in the Ministry of Education, Barr Chike Uwazuoke, the minister said the emergence of NTIC as one of the top three schools in Nigeria in the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) between 2013 and 2014, showed that the school excellent performance in Olympiads is not fluke.

In his words : “this school has been outstanding, from what I have seen here, when I saw them last year at the WAEC awards ceremony, I was just wondering, but this has just confirmed what we have seen here. The type of performances and awards bring out the image of the school, and shows the school is doing well.”

Receiving the awards on behalf of the management of the school, the group Managing Director (GMD) of NTIC, Mehmet Basturk, restated the commitment of the school to improve on the excellent performance so far recorded.

According to the GMD, the performance of students from the school in examinations and competitions led to its emergence as the overall best school in Mathematics and other Science subjects at various times within the recent years.

Published on Leadership Nigeria, 14 March 2015, Saturday