Ogudu Grammar School wins Rotary Inter-schools quiz competition
Ogudu Senior Grammar School, Ogudu, Lagos, has emerged winner of the 2021 Rotary Club inter-secondary schools quiz competition.
Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary Grammar school, Bariga, came second, while Lanre Awolokun High School, Gbagada, emerged third.
The competition, organised by five Rotary Clubs in Lagos, namely Ikorodu Metropolitan, Gbagada South, Onigbongbo, Ewutuntun and Gbagada, in conjunction with the Lagos Education District 2, featured nine schools from three local government areas which are Somolu, Kosofe and Ikorodu.
The schools include, Ogudu Senior Grammar School, Ogudu; Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary Grammar school, Bariga; Lanre Awolokun High School, Gbagada; Luwasa Senior High School, Ijede; Oriwu Senior Model College, Igbogbo; Ifelodun Senior High School, Oke-Agbo; Ojota senior secondary school, Ojota; Muslim Senior College, Oworonshoki and Gbagada Senior Grammar School, Gbagada.
Speaking at the event, President, Rotary Club of Ikorodu Metropolitan, Oluwakemi Bakare, said the competition, which is part of activities to mark the organisation’s month of basic education and literacy, is aimed at enlightening and helping students gain exposure in their academic endeavours.
“Education is part of our core mandate to serve in Rotary. Every year, we organise the competition for students and have been doing it for over five years, we just felt. We have to do something for secondary schools just to motivate them,”Bakare said.
The project chairman, Afolabi Oluwasanu, said the competition is for senior secondary schools in the three local government areas under the supervision of Lagos State Education District 2.
Oluwasanu said the organisers decided to upgrade the gifts for winners, unlike those presented in the past, to encourage them in this digital world.
He said the school that emerged winner received three iPads for each of the three representatives, the second placed get three android phones, while the third received three phones with applications that can connect to the internet to help the students go digital in learning.
Speaking on behalf of the students, Ademola Adewunmi, commended the organisers of the competition, saying it was educative, competitive and engaging.
Adewunmi said the competition also afforded students the opportunity to come together and gain more experience as they learnt new things, which they have never been taught in class from the questions asked during the competition.