Little Miss Morufat Lawal, a pupil of AUD Basic School in Fiditi Afijio Local Govt of Oyo State beats pupils from Abuja , Lagos, Ekiti and other States to emerge as the National Mathematics champion.
Suprisingly, Fiditi, where Morufah’s school is located is all standards is a rural community dominated by farmers.
Shockingly, Morufat is the overall winner of the National Mathematics Competition in Abuja, Nigeria beating all contestants from both the Public and Private schools in Nigeria. I celebrate this genius who against all odds remains excellent.
For her brilliant performance, she was awarded a N6 million scholarship by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Abuja.
Morufat now attends International Model Science Academy, Abuja – a school run by the NMC.
In 2014, Morufat became the first pupil in primary three and in a public school to represent Oyo State at the national level of the prestigious national Mathematics Olympiad organised by the Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN).
She had been selected to represent her school (A.D.S Primary School, Fiditi) at the local level of the competition. She trounced over 40 other contestants to qualify to represent her local government (Afijio) at the zonal in level.
The zonal stage involved 12 winners from four local governments (Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West). Morufat still came tops, despite being in primary three.
At the state level of the competition, held at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, this prodigy competed with 23 others, who were winners at the respective zones, and came third and was primed to represent Oyo State at the national edition hosted by the University of Ilorin.
Here, she was paired with another pupil for the quiz category.
The duo came first, beating 40 contestants from other states. She was presented with a cash gift.
Morufat, as a primary four pupil, again represented Oyo State in Abuja in a JETS competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Education. She took the first prize to the amazement of guests at the event when she was announced as a public school primary four pupil.
Kudos to the her parents, her teachers and the Oyo State Government