26th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad: Tunisia wins two gold medals
Tunisia won four medals including two gold medals at the 26th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) 2018 held June 23-30 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Youssef Chaâbouni, enrolled in the second year of secondary school science at Ariana secondary School, ranked first in this competition, earning a gold medal, according to the president of the Tunisian Association of Competition and Mathematical Culture, Monia Daghmouri.
According to her, Chaâbouni is the first on the Tunisian scale and the third on the African scale with a score of 42 points, adding that Mehdi Makni, another student enrolled in 3rd year secondary school mathematics in secondary pilot school in Sfax won also a gold medal (36 points).
Ayhem Bou Abid enrolled in second year science at the pilot secondary school Medenine won, in turn, a silver medal (32 points).
The bronze medal was awarded to Tunisian Aya Ben Saad from the Kairouan pilot high school.
Tunisia ranked first in this competition with an average of 31.5, followed by South Africa (29.83) and Morocco (25.80), said the same source.
The Pan African Mathematics Olympiad of (PAMO) is a prestigious event of the African Mathematical Union (AMU) organised every year in an African country.
It is aimed at the best students in Mathematics of Secondary Education who are less than twenty (20) years old. While creating a healthy emulation among African youth, it promotes integration and allows the UMA to identify new talents in mathematics to ensure quality succession.