Skip to main content

UCA’s Young Geniuses Triumph at Central Asian Mental Math Olympiad

School of Professional and Continuing Education
8 April 2024

Olimzoda Omina and Olimova Aziza, students of the University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE), clinched first place in the International Mental Math Olympiad held in Uzbekistan. This achievement secured them a position in the forthcoming World Mental Sports Olympics which will be held in Dubai in November 2024.


Held in Bukhara in January 2024, the Olympiad brought together young minds from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The exceptional performance of Omina, aged six, and Aziza, aged five, highlighted their personal dedication and SPCE’s commitment to excellence in education.


Their teacher, Lalbegim Qadamshoeva, credits the success to the students' unwavering commitment and relentless hard work. She highlighted the significance of mental math for the young learners, stating, "Mental math lays a crucial foundation for young children, fostering skills that extend beyond academics. It serves as a catalyst for cognitive development and equips students with valuable problem-solving abilities, preparing them for diverse challenges in the academic and real-world spheres.”




Olimzoda Omina Learning Mental Math at SPCE Learning Centre in Dushanbe.

IMG 20240107 WA0199

Olimova Aziza with her well-deserved award

Microsoftteams Image (1)

Olimzoda Omina with her well-deserved award.

At the young ages of five and six, Aziza and Omina's proficiency in mental math has not only enhanced their academic development but has also broadened their horizons, fostering international connections and opening doors to a world of possibilities. The journey of these young math enthusiasts serves as an inspiration for aspiring learners and underscores the transformative impact of quality education at SPCE.