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Lagos launches Current Affairs Quiz Competition to boost learning


Deputy governor, Dr Idiat Adebule (left); handing over the trophy to winners of the senior category, Olaniyi and Joseph

As part of efforts to broaden the knowledge of its pupils in public schools, the Lagos State government has launched a Current Affairs Quiz Competition, which recently produced its maiden winners.

The competition, which held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa tested the pupils’ knowledge of historical and current knowledge of Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria as well as the international community.

Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule who lauded the exemplary performance of the pupils expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the competition.She explained that the competition was aimed at broadening the horizon of participants from the preliminary level to the finals in addition to encouraging them to break new grounds and soar higher.

Adebule enjoined pupils in the state public schools to take advantage of the competition to deepen their knowledge on current affairs to enable them excel in their future aspirations.

“It is a vindication of the decision of the ministry to create this diet of quiz competition following observation that there was a lapse in that area as revealed by students’ responses to questions posted to them during the Science, Arts & Craft Exhibition and Talent Hunt on May 23, 2017.

“This government is happy with the overt display of knowledge by our amiable children in all facets of life- science and technology, humanities as well as art and craft, but we noticed a gap in current affairs. Thus, in order to encourage you to break new grounds and soar higher, the government decided to create another diet of quiz competition that is current affairs based.”

She advised the pupils to take advantage of the digital library launched in May to expand their knowledge of current affairs.In her address, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye noted that the standard of questions asked and the ease with which the pupils answered them was a testimony that the competition was already achieving the desired results.

In the senior category, the duo of Olaniyi Ibukun and Isaiah Joseph of Ansar-ud deen Senior High School, Falolu, defeated Modester Akubuobi and Samuel Chinedu of the Lagos State Senior Model College, Kankon, by a narrow margin of three points to emerge winner of the keenly contested competition.

In the Junior category, the Lagos State Junior Model College, Igbonla made up of the Adedokun siblings, Salamat and Abdullah beat Aje Comprehensive Junior School, Sabo-Yaba by a wide margin. 

The Model College team scored 26 points while the Aje Comprehensive team could only manage to score 12 marks.The Primary School category was also a close competition between Ireti Primary School, Apapa and the Federal Housing Estate Primary School, Victoria Island. 

The former, represented by Samson Ajisebutu and Edith Ndubuisi, got 18 points to defeat Bassey Kinsley and Usman Abubakar who got 16 points.

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