Search for stats wizards set on Nov. 6 in Negros Oriental

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) — The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) here has announced the search for the country’s young statistics wizards for the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ).

Provincial Statistics Officer Ariel Fortuito of PSA said some 10 tertiary schools in Dumaguete City are expected to participate in the provincial elimination on November 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Dumaguete City.

Schools invited to participate include Silliman University (SU), Foundation University (FU), St. Paul University (SPUD), Negros oriental State University (NORSU), COSCA, Maxino College,  Science Technology Institute (STI), Metro Dumaguete College, Asian College (ACSAT) and AMA Computer College.

However, Fortuito encouraged first time freshmen students currently enrolled of the school year 2015-2016 in colleges and universities to join the contest.

Each school could send three contestant-participants and three coaches that must be officially endorsed by the school where the students are enrolled.

The top three winners will represent the province during the regional elimination.

This annual PSQ primarily aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum.

It also promotes awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics among the students.

At stake for the top five winners in the PSQ national finals shall receive a PSQ trophy and cash prizes.

Each of the national finalists shall be given a PSQ medal and a Certificate of Recognition. Their coaches shall likewise be awarded with Certificates of Recognition. (mbcn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Oct. 21, 2015)

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