Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in partnership with the Philippine Statistical Association, Inc. (PSAI) announced the conduct of the 24th Philippine Statistics Quiz (PSQ), and encouraged all Filipino first time freshmen students currently enrolled during the second semester of the school year 2015-2016 in colleges and universities all over the country to join the contest.
According to National Statistician and PSQ National Steering Committee Chair Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales, this year’s regional championship is going to be held all over the country on November 10, 2015. All regional winners shall have the opportunity to compete in the National Finals on December 8, 2015.
The annual PSQ primarily aims to assess the competency and skills of students in statistics as acquired from the secondary education curriculum. It likewise hopes to promote, enhance, and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics among the students. It also seeks to generate public awareness on the importance of statistics in all development-planning activities and win overall support for all government statistical activities. The PSQ was launched in 1992 by the former National Statistics Office (NSO) and the PSAI.
Each of the top five winners in the PSQ national finals shall receive a trophy and cash prize while all of the national finalists shall be given a medal and a Certificate of Recognition. Their coaches shall likewise be awarded with Certificates of Recognition. The college or university where the regional champions are enrolled, as well as the high school where they graduated, shall all be given Certificates of Recognition.
Interested students and coaches may register with the PSQ Regional Steering Committee through the Regional Statistical Services Office of the PSA for the regional championship. Other information can be obtained from the PSQ Secretariat at telephone number 462-6600 loc 827 or via email at PSQ-Secretariat@psa.gov.ph.
Please like the PSQ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PhilippineStatisticsQuiz or visit the PSQ website at : http://www.psa.gov.ph/events/psq for more updates.
For the National Statistician :
ROMEO S. RECIDE
(Interim Deputy National Statistician)