Emmanuel of Biyern International tops Rotary 4-Way Test school competition
Babatunde Emmanuel of Biyern International Group of Schools emerged the overall winner of the 2022 4-Way Test organised for Secondary Schools by Rotary International, District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states.
He won N25,000 as a prize, while Adolphus Olaniyo Glory of Headstart Private School, who came second received N15,000 and Israel Idara Efiok of Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, in the third position, went home with N10,000.
At the final event that took place at Rotary Centre, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, the Chairman, District 4-Way Test Committee, 2021-2022, Past President Otunuyi Adeniyi, said the competition started with the clubs conducting written essays for the students and later forwarded twenty-one names to the District for the semi-final. Five students were selected for the final out of which the best three emerged, adding that it has become the tradition in District 9110 to organise the competition every year.
“The motive among others is to inculcate good moral values and positive human social interactions among our youth with a view to developing a righteously cultured society.
“In 1943, the 4-Way Test: “Is it the truth; is it fair to all concern; will it build goodwill and better friendship; will it be beneficial to all concern”, was adopted by Rotary and translated into more than a hundred languages.
“In our world today, the 4-Way Test is one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics and Rotary is proud of that. It is not only plausible to often reiterate the 4-Way test, but more importantly, is to ‘walk the talk.
“Aside from the schools and within the Rotary cycles, efforts were made to take the message to government establishments, Lagos and Ogun State House of Assemblies and all the 20 local governments and 37 Local Council and Development Area (LCDA),” he said.
The District Governor, Rotarian Remi Bello, said the 4-Way Test is meant to proclaim the objects of Rotary bordering on the high ethical standard.
Going down memory lane, he said the writer of 4-Way Test, a Chairman of bankruptcy, while managing bankruptcy realized that there was a need to have something like a barometer to test behavior and came up with the idea.
He congratulated the competitors and assured them that the 4-Way Test would mould them and make them fit for society.
Rotarians in the District described as dedicated, orientated champions who walk the talk of Rotary 4-Way Test, identified as 4-Way Test Advocates, were also honoured.
Emmanuel appreciated the club forgiven him the opportunity and promised to imbibe the ideals of the 4-Way Test.