Indonesia is Science Olympics Champion
Friday, 14 November, 2008 | 20:55 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Mataram:A team of Indonesian students emerged as champion of
the 2008 International Mathematics dan Science Olympics (IMSO) in Mataram, West
Nusa Tenggara, yesterday.
Winning eight gold, 29 silver and 44 bronze medals, the Indonesian team
defeated elementary students from 10 countries, namely Singapore, Malaysia,
Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Nigeria and
Valentine Sudaryo, who won in the Best Experiment category, was one of the gold
medalists. IMSO coordinator Elvira told reporters after the medals were awarded
that Indonesian children really showed their best performances. Last year, the
Indonesian team won six gold medals.
Elementary and Secondary Education Management director-general Suyanto said the
department will also reward the winners, "We will help them continue their
studies to a higher level," he said.