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July 25, 2024

Nigerian eyes Guinness World Record with 150-hour Mathematics lesson

A Nigerian Mathematician, Uduak Nanga, has completed a 150-hour attempt to set a first Guinness World Record for the longest Mathematics lesson by an individual.

Nanga, popularly known as MC Calculus, who hails from Ikono local government area of Akwa Ibom State, began on April 23, 2024, and concluded the feat on Sunday, 28 April, at Kings Kid Christian International High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital.

Checks on the official website of the Guinness World Records showed that there had never been any existing record holder for this category, making Nanga the first person to successfully complete the attempt.

The content creator, with a passion for social entertainment, had extensively covered twelve mathematics topics across the seven days of his attempt.

The event drew top educationists within Akwa Ibom State and other spheres including the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet; the Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Professor Nse Essien; Rector, Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Dr. Moses Umobong, and other eminent scholars who rallied their support for the mathematician.

Nanga, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from AkwaPoly, explained that the attempt was “to provide the opportunity for knowledge sharing, and help young people understand that mathematics is a subject not to be afraid of”.

He expressed satisfaction that despite initial hurdles that made the journey seem unrealistic, he couldn’t give up the fight, “as many young people needed the success to draw inspiration for progress”.

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