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Search on for world's brightest maths star

By Sne Masuku | Jul 08, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE search is on for the world's most brilliant Grade 9 mathematics pupil.

Genius number crunchers from around the globe have descended on Durban to determine who will be crowned at the World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition tomorrow.

The competition aims to enhance knowledge and to attract more students to study mathematics and science subjects.

The test will be written at George Campbell School of Technology today. The city has laid on fun and games afterwards at a beach party where the students can relax, network and share ideas.

"We are proud to announce that we are the first city on the African continent to host this event," said city spokesperson Derek Naidoo.

"South Africa needs scientists, doctors and engineers."

The widely acclaimed youth competition was founded in 1999 by Professor Hsin Leou of the Kaohsiung National Normal University in Taiwan.


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