EKO DISCO hosts quiz, debate competition for schools
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has called on students across secondary schools to imbibe the right attitude, as it determines their position in life. The distribution company also urged them to have a good knowledge and understanding of modern technology.
The Chief Human Resource Officer of EKEDC, Aik Alenkhe, disclosed this during the team’s visit to Badore Community Junior Secondary School as part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibility for the 2021 customer service week celebration, themed: “Power of Service.”
The Disco donated white boards, books, biros and other educational materials to students.
While urging the students to imbibe what he described as ‘BASKET’ to live a successful life, Alenkhe noted that B stands for behavior, while A stands for attitude. “Your attitude determines your altitude. A bad attitude is like a flat tyre, if you don’t change it, you can’t go anywhere.
“S stands for skills. K for knowledge. Knowledge is power. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. E stands for experience and expertise, while T stands for techno savvy.”
He said it was important for children to be technology savvy to key into some of the developments taking place within the global landscape.
“We are living in new normal times. COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things. Most customer services we deliver now are done online. You can go to our website and all available portals are virtual. Even meetings are held virtually because of the new normal that we find ourselves in. The future belongs to children.”
Alenkhe added: “We see this as a reference point to put smiles on the faces of numerous individuals – from our esteemed customers to the less privileged within our operational network.”
ALSO, EKEDC hosted a quiz and debate competition for senior secondary schools within its network.
The participating schools include New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere, Trinity Secondary School, Apapa, Eko Akete Senior Secondary School and Boys Senior Academy, Lagos Island.
During the competition, the students demonstrated exceptional, sharp wit, critical thinking, and academic excellence. Some of the gifts won include desktop computers, tablets, writing materials and other exciting items.
Head of Department, Customer Service, Iyiola Ezichi, commended the participating schools for their outstanding performance. She described the students as shining stars whose collective performance at the competition bore great hope for the future of the country.
Ezichi also appreciated customers and staff for their cooperation and support since the commencement of the customer service week. She promised that the company would continue to do more to ensure improved service delivery and enhance satisfaction of its customers.