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UAS student bags ARMM Quiz Show title

 • 00:16 AM Thu Nov 12, 2015
BPI-ARMM news release
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COTABATO CITY -- A 20-year-old student of a state technical institute bested 11 other students in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) after he bagged the championship title of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz regional finals on Tuesday, officials said today.Suod Barodi, interim regional director of Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA-ARMM), said Josua Diaz from the Upi Agricultural School-Provincial Technical Institute of Agriculture (UAS-PTIA), bagged the championship title while Hanna Sansarona from Mindanao State University (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.The regional statistics administered by Regional Statistics Coordination Committee of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (RSCC-ARMM) aims to promote the importance of statistics.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 (UAS-PTIA). The annual event was designed to test students on their knowledge on statistics,” Barodi said. He said it also aims to instill the value of statistics among them and to measure the effectiveness of high school statistics curriculum.”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.

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