Royal Mathematical Olympiad

A mathematics competition for primary school pupils in grade level 4 – 6.

What is Royal Mathematical Olympiad ?

Royal Mathematical Olympiad is a mathematics competition for primary school pupils in grade level 4 – 6 (Primary 4 – 6). This is a competition for the discovery and development of great minds that are mathematically gifted and talented from all over the states in Nigeria.

Royal Mathematical Olympiad is basically an academic competition with the aim of eliminating mathematics phobia that militate against pupils /students’ performance in schools, it will also serve as a way of bridging the gap the mathematics phobia has created in young scholars who see science courses as too difficult.

The Royal Mathematical Olympiad seeks:

  • To discover, nurture and advance individuals at primary school level who possess outstanding and remarkable mathematical ability.
  • To instill a sense of responsibility in them as the knowledge of mathematics forms the basis for technological advancement 

and societal development, as well as eradication of academic, moral and ethical decadence militating against our society today.

We chose primary school pupils because we believe these young scholars can understand the concept and basis of mathematics and its application if well exposed to it. The competition will reward pupils with outstanding performance and schools that demonstrate a concerted effort to nurture these geniuses.

The Royal Mathematical Olympiad is an initiative of the Mespire Limited. RMO started in year 2016, the Royal Mathematical Olympiad Award is an annual mathematics event organized by Mespire, being part of its mission to improve the standard of education and academic achievement in Nigeria and Africa at large. The fourth edition of Royal Mathematical Olympiad competition is scheduled to hold in November (Friday 5th, November 2021). Click here to register.

Objectives of Royal Mathematical Olympiad

 

  • To eliminate mathematics phobia militating against students’ performance in schools.
  • To discover, encourage and challenge mathematically gifted pupils in all schools.
  • To bring young scholars together from several schools to enjoy the fun and challenge of mathematics in a spirit of friendly competition.
  • To motivate teachers and schools to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics being a universal subject with emphasis on developing the high-order thinking and analytical skills.
  • To create an opportunity for the exchange of information on school syllabuses and practices throughout the state.
  • To provide participating pupils with opportunities to exchange their knowledge and practice of mathematics.
  • To bring out the best in those who possess not only the gift/talent but who also have perseverance, and inspire them to succeed in their pursuit and channel them to be successful through our career and academic mentorship program at Mespire.

Who can participate?

In order to participate, you have to be a primary -school student.  Students from grade 4 to 6, and from all states in Nigeria are invited to participate!
To solve the problems you should be smart, open-minded, and creative. Participation in an RMO is by invitation only. Each invited school (or persons in some exceptional cases approved by the RMO Advisory Board) is entitled to send a team consisting of up to five contestants, a Leader, and a Deputy Leader, to be known collectively by the participants. For further information on regulation of RMO click on RMO Regulations.

Why participate?

RMO gives you the unique opportunity to unleash your math skills and to apply them to challenging problems. Participants can receive certificates, awards, cash prizes, scholarship and national recognition.

All participants and schools of participants receive certificates of participation and recognition respectively. The best students receive the 1st. prize, 2nd. prize, and 3rd. prize with a cash prize. Schools and teachers with many participants and an excellent performance throughout the competition receive special awards. The awards are not connected to a cash prize but are supposed to honour the efforts of the schools and of the individual teachers

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

R M O is a mathematics competition for primary school pupils in grade level 4 – 6 (Primary 4 – 6). This is a competition for the discovery and development of great minds that are mathematically gifted and talented from all over the states in Nigeria.

Primary school pupils of grade 4 – 6 within any of the 36 states of Nigeria.

All you need is to be a bonafide student of a registered school, who is also in either grade (primary) 4, 5 or 6.

Yes, all of your RMO certificates have verification IDs. This enables others to verify the authenticity of the certificates and documents: Verification page.

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