The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is an annual World Championship Mathematics Competition for Secondary School students. Our country’s first entry was in 1991 and Fatima College enters each year in the hope that our students excel, and are then selected to represent the country in the International competition. Near the commencement of each academic year, the Trinidad & Tobago Math Olympiad organizes a preliminary Round 1, from Australian Mathematics Trust competition for students in secondary schools. Round 2 is an exponentially more intense examination as students are required to answer four mind-probing questions in about 3 hours. The results are declared in February and the TTMO selects approximately twenty students who will be trained at UWI.Fatima College has done exceptionally well, especially since we have edged hundreds of other students who come from schools with teachers dedicated to training students for the competition. In recent years, have had students place in the top 10 in the country as well as numerous students obtaining certificates of distinctions!
Most notably was in 2008 when Jameel Huggins placed 7TH in Level one and Sean McCarthy placed 3rd in level 2 in the entire country. Since then, we have had over thirty students entering each year in the hope of copping the prestigious nominations for this distinguished team. The results for the last year have not been released as yet but we expect another batch of merits and distinctions. In 2002, Fatima college’s Andrew Affoo was fortunate enough to represent the college at Glasgow, Scotland and in 2003 at Japan during the International Mathematics Olympiad.
For more information, listen carefully for announcements pertaining to registration near the end of the third Term. You can always ask Mr. Bermont or Ms. Dyer if you have any questions.