Cotabato City (November 11, 2015) – To promote the importance of statistics, the Regional Statistics Coordination Committee of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RSCC-ARMM) conducted the regional finals of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz on Tuesday in this city.
Eleven students from different colleges and universities in the ARMM competed in the event. The participating schools included the Mindanao State University (MSU) – Marawi City, MSU-Maguindanao, MSU- Sulu, Notre Dame of Jolo College, and the Upi Agricultural School –Provincial Technical Institute of Agriculture (UPS-PTIA).
Suod Barodi, interim regional director of PSA-ARMM, said the annual event is “designed to test students on their knowledge on statistics.” He said it “aims to instill the value of statistics among them and to measure the effectiveness of high school statistics curriculum.”
Josua Diaz from the UPS-PTIA bagged the championship title while Hanna Sansarona from MSU – Marawi City and Jason Diamante of MSU-Maguindanao landed on the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, respectively. Each of the winners received a medal, a trophy and a cash prize.
Diaz, 17, who is taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Technology, Livelihood and Education (T.L.E.), said he took “immense review and practice before the activity.”
He will represent the ARMM in the National Statistics Quiz on December 8, 2015 in Manila. He said he will study hard and will try his best to land on top in the national round of the quiz.
The RSCC-ARMM is an inter-agency committee that sets policies on statistical matters. It is headed by the ARMM’s Regional Planning and Development Office (RPDO-ARMM) and co-chaired by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-ARMM. (Bureau of Public Information)