ASU Students Sweep Statistics Quiz Top Prizes
Three students of Aklan State University-College of Industrial Technology (ASU-CIT) took home top prizes for this year’s 23rd Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) provincial championship held at ASU-CIT campus, Kalibo, Aklan on October 23, 2014.
These civil engineering students are Mr. John Paul Dominic A. Baylosis who got first place, Ms. Nicel R. Reontoy - second place, and Ms. Mean S. Ebon - third place. They bested 14 other contestants coming from five colleges and a university in Aklan.
The winners each received a trophy, special gift and cash prizes awarded by Provincial Statistics Officer Blas M. Solidum. They will represent Aklan in the regional competition on November 13, 2014.
According to Mr. Solidum, the PSQ is an annual contest designed to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum. It is also geared to promote and instill awareness on the importance of statistics in all developmental-planning activities of the government.
“This competition is relevant as it contributes to the advocacy in the use of statistics for evidence-based decision making,” Mr. Solidum added.
The PSQ is a joint undertaking of PSA-Aklan and the Aklan Provincial Government as one of the activities of the province in the observance of 25th National Statistics Month. /MP