30 selected for UCMAS global competition

A group of pupils displaying their mathematics skills at the eventThirty children from across the country have been selected to participate in this year’s Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System (UCMAS) International competition to be held in Dubai in November.

The pupils, between the ages of eight to 15 years, were selected after a national competition held earlier this year.

Mr. Roger Ohemeng, Chief Executive Officer of UCMAS Ghana Limited announced this at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, on Ghana’s preparations for the international competition.

He said the participation of Ghanaians at the International competition have improved tremendously with a Ghanaian winning the overall trophy at last year’s competition held in India.

According to him, the competition, slated for November, would have participants from 60 other countries, but was hopeful Ghana would emerge the winner at the end of the competition.

Mr. Girish Gurbani, Director of UCMAS Ghana Limited, said the competition would have the children answer 200 questions in mathematics, adding that the competition would be in two categories- visual calculation and listening.

Mr. Gurbani said a technical team has been constituted to adequately prepare the participants from Ghana, explaining that the competition is aimed at developing the brain to enhance the total development of the child.

He called on parents to enroll their children on to the system to help the development of their children.

By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu

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