A 15-Year Old Nigerian wins Global Open Mathematics Tournament. Faith Odunsi, 15, recently made Nigeria proud as she emerged the winner of the Global Open Mathematics Tournament, an international competition with participants from Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia.
Ms Faith, an SS3 student of Ambassadors Schools Ota, and an indigene of Ijebu in Ogun State, shared her experience in an interview with The Punch.
Narrating how she excelled through the stages, Ms. Faith noted that she found the first stage the toughest because she was not very familiar with Computer Based Test and timing at the time.
The competition featured contestants from the United States (of America), China, Ghana and others.
She won with a 30-point margin to clinched the $1000 cash price.
Ms. Faith is known for her prowess in Mathematics. She had previously taken part with medals in Kangourou Sans Frontieres; South African mathematics Olympiad; American Mathematics Competition; and Pan-African mathematics Olympiad.
Similarly, in 2018, Ms. Faith made a record by answering 19 questions in 60 seconds in the Cowbellpedia.
Faith’s dream is to become a Computer Engineer.
Her teacher (and school) helped to prepare her for the competition through extra coaching and by providing an enabling environment.