The competition took place from March 31 to April 7 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rabat – Moroccan students won several medals during their participation at the 27th annual Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (PAMO), which took place from March 31 to April 7 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Moroccan students Marwane Chafi and Bouzidi Tiwali Inass won two gold medals. Students Meriem El Khatri and Ziad Eddine Amzil won silver medals. Khaoula Madah and Adam El Ouargi won bronze medals.
Twelve Moroccan students represented Morocco during the competition. The students came from schools in Dakhla, southern Morocco, the Rabat-Sale Kenitra region, Casablanca, the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, and the Fez-Meknes region.
The PAMO is organized annually, convening the best pupils in mathematics. The 2018 PAMO took place in Nairobi, Kenya from June 23-30.
This is not the first time Moroccan students have won gold and silver medals. In 2018, Mohamed Khir won a gold medal and Nizar El Ghazal and Mohamed El Kafil won silver medals during the first Arab Mathematics Olympics in Saudi Arabia.
The competition involves questions that require students to think outside of the box to solve mathematical equations and use Euclidean geometry and number theory, according to the organizing committee.