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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Odunharry(m): 11:35am On Jan 25
EVarn:
All these U.I. people cannot be trusted.


Please, my Unilorin guys, lets strive to show we are Better By Far.



U.I. must not be allowed to win, no matter the cost.
LOL.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Omofairy(f): 12:19pm On Jan 25
toxicbrain:

my apologies if I sound self centered, this is a jungle right now, every man for himself

I am just being a survivor brother

This way you go about surviving makes you appear very self centered.

But you apologized, and that is a good thing.

It's not a jungle, it's a competition. If the organizer had this jungle mindset he wouldn't put it together because I know he must definitely have other responsibilities too.

The more, the merrier. And may the best man win.

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Umartins1(m): 2:22pm On Jan 25
Omofairy:


This way you go about surviving makes you appear very self centered.

But you apologized, and that is a good thing.

It's not a jungle, it's a competition. If the organizer had this jungle mindset he wouldn't put it together because I know he must definitely have other responsibilities too.

The more, the merrier. And may the best man win.
You are sensible
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 3:18pm On Jan 25
EVarn:
All these U.I. people cannot be trusted.



Please, my Unilorin guys, lets strive to show we are Better By Far.




U.I. must not be allowed to win, no matter the cost.
see this one, currently I know 3 different people in UNIBEN school of medicine that scored 74% each, another scored 64% and I'm like the fifth position with 54% . . so you see the trophy is coming to UNIBEN again grin grin grin

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 3:24pm On Jan 25
Omofairy:


This way you go about surviving makes you appear very self centered.

But you apologized, and that is a good thing.

It's not a jungle, it's a competition. If the organizer had this jungle mindset he wouldn't put it together because I know he must definitely have other responsibilities too.

The more, the merrier. And may the best man win.
the way you social science/arts guys go about this mathematics thing is so so sickening. for crying out loud we did same maths and English from Pry1 - SS3 so why the fuss??. I'm a medical student hasn't done any maths related course for up to four years now too, even SAT is maths and English. No one should be responsible for your weakness in maths and strength in English . . please the organizers, continue with your strategy because I don't find any fault in it since the maths questions being asked are basic reasoning questions and not dy/dx

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by EVarn(m): 3:28pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
see this one, currently I know 3 different people in UNIBEN school of medicine that scored 74% each, another scored 64% and I'm like the fifth position with 54% . . so you see the trophy is coming to UNIBEN again grin grin grin
I wonder how you came about these voodoo statistics; 74%,64%,and 54%?, this just looks like an arithmetic progression. What are the odds that all the Uniben students managed to get scores with 10% difference all through?.




Well, I can still congratulate a Unibenite's victory in this competition, but a Uite?,absolutely not!.

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Nelsizzy(m): 3:30pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
the way you social science/arts guys go about this mathematics thing is so so sickening. for crying out loud we did same maths and English from Pry1 - SS3 so why the fuss??. I'm a medical student hasn't done any maths related course for up to four years now too, even SAT is maths and English. No one should be responsible for your weakness in maths and strength in English . . please the organizers, continue with your strategy because I don't find any fault in it since the maths questions being asked are basic reasoning questions and not dy/dx
How do you know those complaining are from Social Sciences/Art? You don't need to crucify others to pass ur point. I m a social scientist and I have no issues with the mathematical questions

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 3:36pm On Jan 25
EVarn:
I wonder how you came about these voodoo statistics; 74%,64%,and 54%?, this just looks like an arithmetic progression. What are the odds that all the Uniben students managed to get scores with 10% difference all through?.




Well, I can still congratulate a Unibenite's victory in this competition, but a Uite?,absolutely not!.
Lol as eerie as it is, its nothing but the truth
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 3:38pm On Jan 25
Nelsizzy:
How do you know those complaining are from Social Sciences/Art? You don't need to crucify others to pass ur point. I m a social scientist and I have no issues with the mathematical questions
as in not here . . I've had this argument with some social science guys before on scholarships and the inclusion of maths.. . so when I saw it again here I had to drop my 1kobo
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Nelsizzy(m): 3:46pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
as in not here . . I've had this argument with some social science guys before on scholarships and the inclusion of maths.. . so when I saw it again here I had to drop my 1kobo
Alright...
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by chicoMX(m): 3:54pm On Jan 25
Some people are concerned about where the trophy would go to, my case is different. I just want to be among 2-5 with my current hard-earned score of 52% cheesy. By the way I rep MOUAU!
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by EVarn(m): 3:58pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
the way you social science/arts guys go about this mathematics thing is so so sickening. for crying out loud we did same maths and English from Pry1 - SS3 so why the fuss??. I'm a medical student hasn't done any maths related course for up to four years now too, even SAT is maths and English. No one should be responsible for your weakness in maths and strength in English . . please the organizers, continue with your strategy because I don't find any fault in it since the maths questions being asked are basic reasoning questions and not dy/dx
I think it isn't just a social science or arts issue, I am a MCB&V(Microbiology and Virology) student and I find the mathematics to be unnecessary. Though we have no right to tell the organizers how to conduct the competition, I sincerely hope the maths is reduced in stage 2.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 4:01pm On Jan 25
EVarn:
I think it isn't just a social science or arts issue, I am a MCB&V(Microbiology and Virology) student and I find the mathematics to be unnecessary. Though we have no right to tell the organizers how to conduct the competition, I sincerely hope the maths is reduced in stage 2.
Okay
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Omofairy(f): 4:45pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
the way you social science/arts guys go about this mathematics thing is so so sickening. for crying out loud we did same maths and English from Pry1 - SS3 so why the fuss??. I'm a medical student hasn't done any maths related course for up to four years now too, even SAT is maths and English. No one should be responsible for your weakness in maths and strength in English . . please the organizers, continue with your strategy because I don't find any fault in it since the maths questions being asked are basic reasoning questions and not dy/dx

See the way you just jumped into conclusions.

Encouraging someone to be more accommodating and tolerant doesn't mean I am academically weak.

I'm certain you didn't see me posting anything about how I want the examiners to set the questions, because that is their job. And that is why we say, "may the best man win".

And just for the record, I'm a core scientist. (which really doesn't matter, but just to let you know that higher aptitude for verbal or quantitative reasoning has nothing to do with your course of study)

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by cassyrooy(m): 7:13pm On Jan 25
Nltaliban:


I hope one if us wins this.
I'm already eliminated from the competition.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by crazydude1: 7:28pm On Jan 25
mojeed4:


Those are not maths but logical quantitative reasonings now. What's the faith of those who have their strong point here and weak point with the verbal reasonings then? cry
.....so being given one ....no, two questions on some equation requiring to find "x" and "y" is not maths abi...... so, finding some perimeter and radius is not maths abi? .....Like I said, we're not championing for a total removal of maths questions but at least a reduction. Let it be an equal playing field for all....at least 15 maths questions, 15 English questions and 15 current affairs with 5 miscellaneous questions. C'mon, what's bad in that?

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by RoastedCorn(m): 7:29pm On Jan 25
Omofairy:


See the way you just jumped into conclusions.

Encouraging someone to be more accommodating and tolerant doesn't mean I am academically weak.

I'm certain you didn't see me posting anything about how I want the examiners to set the questions, because that is their job. And that is why we say, "may the best man win".

And just for the record, I'm a core scientist. (which really doesn't matter, but just to let you know that higher aptitude for verbal or quantitative reasoning has nothing to do with your course of study)
Okay
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by AUNafada(m): 7:34pm On Jan 25
Nice one
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Nltaliban(m): 7:41pm On Jan 25
cassyrooy:
I'm already eliminated from the competition.
sorry, im still there sha

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by EternalTruth: 8:58pm On Jan 25
RoastedCorn:
the way you social science/arts guys go about this mathematics thing is so so sickening. for crying out loud we did same maths and English from Pry1 - SS3 so why the fuss??. I'm a medical student hasn't done any maths related course for up to four years now too, even SAT is maths and English. No one should be responsible for your weakness in maths and strength in English . . please the organizers, continue with your strategy because I don't find any fault in it since the maths questions being asked are basic reasoning questions and not dy/dx
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by toxicbrain: 10:26pm On Jan 25
I will only talk again when everything is over,,,,, be it all verbal or quantitative.... there's always going to be a winner.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by IamGoke(m): 10:32pm On Jan 25
Are they through with the stage two??

Let the comments roll in!!
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Nelsizzy(m): 10:46pm On Jan 25
IamGoke:
Are they through with the stage two??

Let the comments roll in!!
Saturday cool
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Richiez(m): 7:58pm On Jan 26
NOTICE!

:::The time for tomorrow's quiz (test) has been adjusted to 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
candidates will be sent the mails containing the link to test - stage 2 same day by 2:00PM

:::Although cash prices will be awarded to the top 15 candidates, certificates will be issued to only the best 3

please kindly be informed that there will be no further adjustment in the time stated above.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by EternalTruth: 8:42pm On Jan 26
This scholarship is biased. Twas only set to favour science students.
Not a single arts student made it to the second stage due to their mathematical infested questions with ridiculous time limits.
I couldn't scale through with my 40% score.
We art students have always been marginalized from time immemorial.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by dejt4u(m): 9:17pm On Jan 26
EternalTruth:
This scholarship is biased. Twas only set to favour science students.
Not a single arts student made it to the second stage due to their mathematical infested questions with ridiculous time limits.
I couldn't scale through with my 40% score.
We art students have always been marginalized from time immemorial.
it's a reasoning test I guess (verbal and quantitative aptitude)..
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Geofavor(m): 10:21pm On Jan 26
EternalTruth:
This scholarship is biased. Twas only set to favour science students.
Not a single arts student made it to the second stage due to their mathematical infested questions with ridiculous time limits.
I couldn't scale through with my 40% score.
We art students have always been marginalized from time immemorial.
No Bro, that's not true. Just see this as a wake-up call to sharpen your maths skill. Maths isn't peculiar to any field of study. Maths is not just science; doing maths is an art too. Everything we do everyday involves maths.

By the time you graduate and start applying for jobs, you'll be required to take aptitude tests. And, I can assure you that, regardless of the course you read, the questions will be--according to you--mathematically infested.

I have read stories of intelligent graduates who struggle to get interview invitations because they couldn't scale through the first stage of passing aptitude tests-- and this is mostly because of the 'mathematically infested questions.' Please, don't make the same mistake they made while in school by thinking maths is only for science students.

I don't like maths too, grin but I still do it sometimes because I know it's a necessary evil.

I believe everyone did maths in secondary school. By professional standards, you're expected to hold the knowledge with you forever.

These said, I don't think the problem here is the maths: they are basic. The trouble is in the time given. grin Not everyone can solve 'story problems' that fast. I can't grin... well, for now. With practice, I know I'll get faster. smiley

psychometric tests are often like that.

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Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Odunharry(m): 12:03am On Jan 27
The D - Day..
All the best to all contestants.
Re: 2nd Edition Of The XFIRE Nairaland Scholarship Quiz-Final Test In Progress by Iamoriekaose: 4:19am On Jan 27
Good morning Mods, I qualified for the second stage of the competition. But the issue I'm having now is signing in to my gmail account. I think it has been hacked. Please is there any way i can send another email to you for receipt of the second stage test link.
I'm in a dilemma now, please help.
Cc :
Odunharry
Richiez
Xfire

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