On Wednesday 13th May 2015, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals organized the closing ceremony of the 10th Mathematics Olympiad (MO), and honored the winners in the presence of Dr. Mohammad Saad Al-Homoud vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Dr. Husain Salem Al-Attas head of the organizing committee, University officials, students' parents and officials of test centers in the Kingdom.
MO aims to raise public interest in mathematics, discover and develop talent and creativity in mathematics, learning mathematical materials (outside curriculum) and enhance the discovery and challenge pleasure in resolving the issues.
Dr. Al-Homoud said the university's interest in mathematics is due to its major role in scientific disciplines pointing out that organizing this competition for nine years is a manifestation of this interest. In addition, he stressed that the competition has achieved great success and widespread among secondary school students in the Kingdom.
Head of the organizing committee Dr. Husain Salem Al-Attas stated that the Olympiad consists of three competitions of different question types differ in terms of difficulty and method of presentation. The first contest involved first and second secondary grade students only, while the second competition is restricted to the third grade secondary students. In the final competition, students with the highest grades in the first and second competitions can participate.
Shaden Yahya Abu Jamal won the first place, thin Zubair Mohammad Habibullah, thin Omar Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Hamzah Samir Alnavili was the fourth , thin Shaden Nayef Al-Shammari, thin Salman Tawfiq Saleh, thin Jood Tawfiq Saleh, thin Majed Abdullah Almarhomi , thin Ali Abdullah Sarar, Hamza Tariq shefi was the tenth , thin Ows Abdulhafeez Khan and the twelfth was Osama Mohammed Khoja.
It is worth mentioning that the competition was launched in 2005-2006 with only one center in the Eastern Province, gradually raised to seven centers in the following years. In its fifth and sixth edition, the competition managed to involve first and second secondary grade students in addition to the third secondary grade students and introduce a center for female students in the Eastern Province and in this edition, it launched two female centers in Riyadh and Jeddah.