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Yat Sen, Jai Narayan Win Maths Meet

Yat Sen Primary School and Jai Narayan College were yesterday crowned winners of the Central Zone Primary and Secondary Schools Team Mathematics Competition (TMC). The competition, organised by Fiji Mathematics
18 Jul 2015 12:17
Yat Sen, Jai Narayan Win Maths Meet
Marist Brothers High School students (from left): Chris Minimbi, Douglas Havea, Lino Vasuinadi and Liam Bentley participating for the team Mathematics competition at Yat Sen Secondry school yesterday. Photo: Aqela Susu

Yat Sen Primary School and Jai Narayan College were yesterday crowned winners of the Central Zone Primary and Secondary Schools Team Mathematics Competition (TMC).

The competition, organised by Fiji Mathematics Association (FMA), saw 444 students from 14 primary and 15 secondary schools from Navua, Suva and Tailevu taking part at Yat Sen Secondary School yesterday.

“The competition is all about developing skills in mathematics for students because Maths is the core of all development,” TMC Central Zone president Pramesh Sharma said.

Deenbandhu Primary School finished second in the primary schools division while Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Primary and Veiuto Primary School were tied on third position.

Yat Sen Secondary finished second in the secondary schools competition followed by Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) and MGM High School on third and fourth positions.

MBHS Year 10 student Chris Minimbi praised the competition saying it helped students in their studies.

“I love Maths and my team had been preparing for the TMC for two weeks,” he said.

“Our teacher was very supportive towards our preparation and we have a  good team.”

Nasinu Muslim College Year 13 student Zafia Mohammed said, “It is a great opportunity to take part in the TMC and this completion has broaden my knowledge in Maths.”

MGM High School Year 13 student Prashant Chand, on the other hand has been competing since he was eight years old.

“I always feel confident when competing because I have been part of TMC since I was in Class 3”.

“It’s a great opportunity to compete because it broadens my knowledge in Maths,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tailevu North College Year 12 student Litia Vakatalemasi said, “This is the first time our school is taking part in TMC. It was challenging, but a good learning experience for our students.”

The Central Zone winners will compete in the national finals in September.

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