September 29, 2023

SDSSU stude wins stat quiz reg’l championship


Fredierick Remonde of the Surigao del Sur State University won the Championship title in the 20th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ) Regional Championship held at the Almont Hotel Inland Resort, Butuan City on November 17, 2011.

Prior to his winning in the regional level, Remonde outsmarted his fellow contender from SDSSU – Ella Mae Pasuhil who won runner-up and Mae Rose Suniel from Saint Michael College, third place winner. All the top three provincial winners participated in the regional championship.

Remonde is the son of Fred and Telly Remonde. He finished his secondary education at Unidad National High School as Class Valedictorian. Presently, he is taking up Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Mathematics in the province’s only state university.

Accordingly, this is the first time that the province of Surigao del Sur won the competition since the creation of NSO Caraga in 2000 and since the conduct of PSQ in the province.

On the other hand, Nor Jhon M. Jala from Philippine Normal University-Agusan Campus and Ramione Clint A. Lazaga from Surigao State College of Technology completed the top three spots and were awarded cash prizes in the amount of PhP4,000, Php3,000 and PhP2,000 for the champion, second and third place winners, respectively. They were also given medals and certificates.

Meanwhile, SDSSU coach Luzminda S. Bacquial was also awarded and acknowledged during the competition.

The PSQ is an annual contest designed to test freshman college students’ knowledge of statistics. The NSO and the Philippine Statistical Association (PSA) have conducted the PSQ since 1992.

The PSQ, as held nationwide, involves students enrolled in colleges and universities in the 17 regions of the country. The 2011 PSQ is the 20th in the series.

The objectives of the PSQ are to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum; to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of science, statistics in particular, among the students; and to generate public awareness on the importance of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall

support for all government statistical activities.

The national finals will be held on December 6, 2011 in Metro Manila. The top five winners in the national finals shall be given a PSQ trophy and cash prizes.(PIA-Surigao del Sur)

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