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Corona wins WAF school quiz competition


WAF School quiz competition

Corona Secondary School, Agbara, emerged the champion at the 5th edition of Winifred Awosika’s Foundation (WFA) annual school challenge competition for secondary schools, organised recently by the chairman and founder of Chrisland Schools Ltd., Dr. Winifred Adefolahan Awosika.

Seventeen secondary schools from Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States participated in the event, which featured written test and quiz session.

The programme, held at Chrisland Pre-degree College, Lekki, started with a test session that selected the best eight out of the 17 schools picked for the finals.

At the end, Corona Secondary School, Agbara, came first, while Fountain Heights School, Surulere, was second and The Vale College, Ibadan, came third.

The winners were well rewarded, as they went home with bicycles and educational materials. The other participating schools were not left out, as they also got beautiful gifts.

The competition, with the theme: “Promoting Academic Excellence,” provided an excellent opportunity for students to increase their academic abilities, interact with one another, share knowledge and be abreast with happenings in the country.

Among other schools that attended were Redeemers Secondary School, Supreme Educational Foundation, Trinity International College, Debiruss School, Grace High School, Vale College, Chrisland School, Corona Secondary School, The Bells College, Dansol High School, Fountain Heights, Faith Academy, Edidot School, Mind Builders High School, and Taqwa High School.

Mrs. Awosika, represented by the coordinator of Chrisland Pre-degree College, Mrs. Atinuke Agomo, said the competition started five years ago, with the aim of promoting excellence among secondary schools students.

She explained that, because such competitions were mainly organised by state governments for public schools, while ignoring private schools, the founder decided to establish the forum, so that students of private schools are equally given the opportunity to come together and challenge themselves.

Agomo said: “Students are more into socialising, getting themselves involved in music, dance and such other areas of life, while neglecting academic activities. But with programmes like these, they are encouraged in their academic endeavours.”

She called on government to appoint educationists that can professionally handle the sector, prescribe viable school curriculum, as well as review the sector holistically.

Sponsors included United Bank for Africa (UBA), BIC, CFAO, Rabboni Group Ltd., B2edge digital press and Chrisland Pre-degree College.
—Kemi Sokoya

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