100 schools to participate in education festival
To build the intellectual capacity of Nigerian students, about 100 high profile schools have been selected for participation in the forthcoming Basic Education Festival (BEF) organised by Nuel Publishers in Lagos.
BEF goal is to effectively position participants to meet the growing challenges in education, in the face of emerging global order, which informed the theme for this year’s event tagged: “Raising the productive child in the face of global competition”.
The participating schools were selected after a rigorous screening exercise conducted by the BEF committee. Already, invitations have been sent to all the deserving schools to come and showcase their competency in words at the event scheduled for the University of Lagos (UNILAG) sports centre, Lagos.
Chairman, BEF Committee, Emma Ugbechie who stated this in Lagos, noted that the organisers have also designed activities that will provide participating students with the required space for academic, moral and social interaction.
According to him, activities for the event would include colourful parade in honour of the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, exciting cultural displays, inspiring talent exhibitions, essay contest and interactive stakeholders’ dialogue among others.
“BEF is here to promote quality child-education and stakeholder collaboration for improved productivity. Participants are pupils in pre-primary, primary and Junior Secondary categories.
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