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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, October 24, 2012
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9 schools vie for stat quiz

Nine schools in Negros Oriental will compete in the provincial eliminations of the 21st Philippine Statistics Quiz, 1 p.m. on November 13 at the Negros Oriental State University main campus in Dumaguete City, a government press release said.

Ariel Fortuito of the provincial National Statistics Office said 27 freshmen college students will participate in the quiz, with each school to be represented by three students.

The PSQ is an annual competition to test the students on statistics and to promote appreciation of the importance and value of science, particularly statistics, in all development planning activities, the press release also said.

It is open to first-time college freshmen enrolled this second semester in any recognized tertiary academic institution in the province.

The top three winners will represent the province in the regional elimination tentatively scheduled on Nov. 19.

The Central Visayas winner will compete with representatives of the other 16 regions in the National PSQ in December in Metro Manila.

This year’s participating schools are Silliman University, Foundation University, St. Paul University, Negros oriental State University, COSCA, Maxino College, Maritime College, Science Technology Institute, and AMA, the press release added.*

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