MANILA — Young Filipino students won 23 medals at the 14th International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary School (IMSO) held in Singapore from November 20-24.
Now on its 14th year, this year’s IMSO drew 21 countries and was organized by the NUS High School of Math and Science, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education.
Delegation head Dr. Isidro Aguilar, president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG), said the Philippine team bagged 2 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals in the math division, and 8 silver and 4 bronze medals in science.
Others who accompanied the students were math tutor Mikaela Uy and science tutors Jonabel Quintana and Jay Gabata. This year’s IMSO was participated in by Brunei, Bulgaria, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.