Glenmuir High and Immaculate Conception High to square off in Finals of Inaugural UTech, Jamaica Mathematics Quiz Competition

Dr. Kamilah Hylton, Dean, Faculty of Science and Sport speaking at today’s semi-final round of the University of Technology, Jamaica Inaugural Mathematics Quiz Competition held at LT 50, Shared Facilities Building, Papine campus.

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) through its School of Mathematics and Statistics (SOMAS), Faculty of Science and Sport today, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 hosted the semi-final round in its  inaugural Mathematics Quiz Competition being contested by high schools from across Jamaica.

The five high schools from the preliminary round held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Campion College, Herbert Morrison Technical High, Immaculate Conception High, Glenmuir High and Wolmer’s High for Girls competed in today’s semi-finals held at the University’s Papine Campus.  Twenty-one high schools participated in the competition.

After today’s semi-final round comprising a written paper and  two enthusiastically contested live matches among the five teams, the emerging top two schools from each match were Glenmuir High School with 52 points and Immaculate Conception High School with 54.  The two schools will   compete in the final round to be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 30, 2017 at LT50, Shared Facilities Building at 10:30 am.  The final match will be preceded by an opening ceremony beginning at 10:00 am.  

The winning school in the University of Technology, Jamaica Inaugural Mathematics Quiz Competition will receive a trophy and cash prize of $150,000, second place school will also receive a trophy and cash prize of  $100,000 and third and fourth places will receive $50,000 each.  Every school will receive a gift basket.  UTech, Jamaica’s Mathematics Quiz Competition is part of the University’s thrust to promote and develop the awareness of mathematics as a tool for problem solving across disciplines and to generate a cultural change and love for Mathematics in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean. 

The Mathematics Quiz Competition is open to high schools by invitation. The quiz covers all the curriculum of the CSEC and CAPE Mathematics Level 1. Each participating school is allowed to register a maximum of three teams comprising no more than three students on each team.  The competition rounds consist of multiple choice and structured questions.

High school teams in competition in today’s semi-final matches. From top:  Glenmuir High, Wolmer’s Girls, Herbert Morrison Technical High, Campion College and Immaculate Conception High School.

President, UTech, Jamaica, Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD (centre)  is all smiles as he congratulates participating team members from Campion College, (l-r) Clinton Reid, Tamoy Seabourne  and Rritu Kunchakuri and from Immaculate Conception High School,  Anika Duffus, Sharmalee Wright and Athena Pagon.

President Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD (Centre) poses with students from Herbert Morrison Technical High School, Montego Bay.

Mathematics teachers/coaches from Glenmuir High School Miss Oneika Anderson (centre) and Mr. Andrew Gordon pose with their students.


Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
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University of Technology, Jamaica
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