Masters Benjamin Uwa and Akintokun Adegboyega, have become superstars in their own right, having won the 2012 edition of the Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC) which has made them more popular among their peers in their individual schools and homes.
Uwa, a student of Iganmode Grammar School, Ogun State, said winning the competition has improved his relationship with people and increased his social circle.
"The students in my school see and treat me as an important person, and most of them want me to teach them mathematics. Even parents in my neighbourhood urge their children to emulate me."
For soft spoken Akintokun, winning the competition has brought him new friends who aspire to be like him.
"Winning changed a lot of things in the school and I automatically became the JETS Prefect of my school for winning the competition."
Advising students who have phobia for mathematics, Uwa said; "nobody is born dull because God has given us brains to think with. The fear can be overcome by studying hard and asking for assistance.