MathsGee QnA, an initiative of The Education Support Forum (TEDSF) has launched the Umuzi Knowledge Challenge. This is a competition aimed at unemployed youths who have been enrolled into the Umuzi flagship employment readiness programmes. Umuzi is a Johannesburg-based organisation that creates value by solving problems through innovative education.
In line with the Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) drive that is being championed by TEDSF through the MathsGee QnA initiative, MathsGee is inviting all the unemployed youths who are currently enrolled in the various work-readiness programs at Umuzi to participate in the crowd-sourced knowledge generation through the question and answer platform developed by MathsGee.
At TEDSF,we believe that knowledge is available and should be free. We encourage everyone to participate in our forum by sharing their expertise and asking questions so that we can achieve a complete mapping of all questions in STEM subjects. We hope that this repository of knowledge will help learners, parents and teachers be the best they can be in STEM subjects.
There is a fabulous prize of R5 000 for the ultimate winner in the competition. To win the grand prize, a user must be the first to reach 10 000 points before the 30th of April 2019.
Rules for the competition:
- This competition is only open to Umuzi Academy students.
- When registering, make sure to add your email, institution and study program (degree/diploma/certificate).
- The grand prize money for being the first to attain 10 000 points on the MathsGee QnA platform is R5 000.
- The Education Support Forum (TEDSF), reserves the right to award more participants after the 30th of April 2019.
- No cheating or any other illegal activities will tolerated.
- Always give the best answer to the best of your ability in order to help the asker.
To enhance your status and show prospective employers that you are a self-starter who has extensively participated on the MathsGee QnA forum you need to obtain the following points:
- Platinum – 15,000 points
- Gold Status – 10,000 points
- Silver Status – 8,000 points
- Bronze Status – 3,000 points
Points will be awarded in a standardised manner. Below is a breakdown of how points will be attained:
|Posting a question:||points|
|Selecting an answer for your question:||points|
|Per up vote on your question:||+ points|
|Per down vote on your question:||– points|
|Limit from up votes on each question:||+ points|
|Limit from down votes on each question:||– points|
|Posting an answer:||points|
|Having your answer selected as the best:||points|
|Per up vote on your answer:||+ points|
|Per down vote on your answer:||– points|
|Limit from up votes on each answer:||+ points|
|Limit from down votes on each answer:||– points|
|Per up vote on your comment:||+ points|
|Per down vote on your comment:||– points|
|Limit from up votes on each comment:||+ points|
|Limit from down votes on each comment:||– points|
|Voting up a question:||points|
|Voting down a question:||points|
|Voting up an answer:||points|
|Voting down an answer:||points|
|Multiply all points:||×|
|Add for all users:||+ points|