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MGHS Yaba wins maritime quiz


Methodist Girls High School, Lagos.<br />Photo: MGHS

Methodist Girls High School, Lagos, has won the maiden edition of Maritime Quiz Competition for Secondary Schools. Quiz moderator, Mrs. Violet Williams, said at the end of the competition that Mind Builders emerged as first runner up while Regency School became second runner up.

Ten secondary schools participated.

She explained that the rationale behind the competition was to expose the participants to the maritime industry and guide them to the “Career of the Future.”

Williams, who is also the Principal Partner of Vow Ventures, said her firm had exposed the students to the shipping environment before engaging in the competition to raise their interest in shipping career.

“We want to demystify the aspect of no-go-area in the maritime sector and we have discovered that some school owners do not know anything about shipping.”

The Director-General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Mrs Obiageli Obi, advised students interested in maritime to study hard and explore the maritime industry, regardless of their biases. Obi urged the students to be disciplined and resourceful because shipping business is a capital-intensive venture, but hugely rewarding.

Also, Mrs. Mary Hamman, president, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), advised the students to choose relevant courses to enable them to build their own careers in the shipping business.

She announced that the winners of the quiz would be exposed to all aspects of the maritime industry within and outside the country.

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