AMMSI Supports Training For The Kenyan Team To IMO-2016
The School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi recently conducted a 2-week training camp of the Kenyan team for the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO-2016). The training was sponsored by the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI), School of Mathematics University of Nairobi, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA Kenya). IMO-2016 is being held in Hong Kong during 6th to 16th of July 2016 and over 100 countries are participating, among them Kenya. This will be the first time Kenya has sent a team to the International Mathematical Olympiad. The host of IMO-2016 is Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The Kenyan team to IMO 2016 consists of the following:
- Qu Renyi from Rosslyn Academy
- Cynthia Migika from Alliance Girls High School
- Victor Momanyi from Alliance High School
- Yash Khapre from Rosslyn Academy
- Kais Mussa from Aga Khan Academy
- Stefan Tesliuc from International School of Kenya.
The team was selected after participating in the second round of the 6th Kenya Mathematics Olympiad (KMO-2016) which was held on the 5th of March at the University of Nairobi. The Kenya Mathematics Olympiad is an annual high School mathematics competition organized by the Mathematics Association of Kenya and the School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi.
The training team consisted of Dr. James Katende and Dr. Jared Ongaro, of the School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, assisted by Geoffrey Mboya and Vincent Nandwa who are postgraduate students from the same School.