Lagos State Senior Model College, Kankon has emerged winner of the Star Prize of the Season IX of the Lagos State Schools Governor’s Quiz Competition after overcoming Epe Senior Grammar School.
In the Junior and Primary School Category, Idimu Junior High School, Alimosho and Military Nursery/Primary School, Yaba also defeated Community Junior High School, Debojo and Araromi Primary School, Gbagada to win the Junior Secondary and Primary Schools categories respectively.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule announced that Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode approved cash rewards of ₦100,000 to all participating students to motivate them and their colleagues, with the Teachers and Schools receiving between ₦100,000 to ₦250,000.
Adebule said the Lagos State Schools Governor’s Quiz Competition was designed to develop the mind of the pupils by creating healthy rivalry among school children in public and private Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools across the State.
She noted that the competition has broadened the horizon of school children resulting in a noticeable improvement in the results of terminal examinations like BECE, NECO and WAEC.
According to Adebule, the standard of the Lagos State Schools Governor’s Quiz Competition has also contributed to the relative ease with which Lagos schools win other Quiz Competitions.
Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule stated:
“My amiable and brilliant pupils and children, I am happy to acknowledge your overt display of knowledge in all facets of life – Science & Technology, Business Studies, Humanities, Art & Craft and Current Affairs.
Public School Students have in the last one month won the PZ Cussons Chemistry and NNPC National Science Quiz Competitions. Tadese Fatai of Abibat Mogaji Senior School, Iloro won the star prize at the PZ Cussons while the NNPC National Science Quiz Competition State’s Final was won by Ezeunala Ekene Franklin of Meiran Community High School, Meiran.”
Adebule, therefore, advised all children of the State in public or private schools to devote more time to their academic pursuit, invest their youthful energy and intellect to create job opportunities rather that roam the streets and embrace social vices like internet fraud, hooliganism, rape, examination malpractice, alcoholism and drug abuse.