In preparation to the celebration of the commonwealth 70th anniversary which took place at the National Universities Commission NUC, the ministry of education had earlier on the 5th of March held a quiz competition for schools which saw both private and public secondary schools.
At the award and prize giving ceremony which took place at the end of the Commonwealth Day event of 11th March, the Evangel First Global School Kubwa was crowned the overall winner beating the multiple of Premier Academy Lugbe, Government Girls Secondary School Dutse, Kuhad Labahbidi Islamic Academy and School for the Gifted Gwagwalada all in the second place.
Six schools; Federal Government College Rubochi, Federal Government Girls College Bwari, Anglican Comprehensive Secondary School Kubwa, Federal Government Boys College Apo, Voyage International Secondary School and Government Day Secondary School WuseII tied up in the 6th position. Regina Pacis College Garki II and Government Secondary School Nyanya stayed in the 12th position, leaving the Cherry Field College Jikwoyi, Federal Government College Kwali and one other school in the 14th, while the 17th position had Government Secondary School Garki and one other school.
Speaking on their success, the Evangel team coordinator Mr. Paul Ndubuisi Ihesinachi pointed that his students measured up with the questions and standard which earned them the first place.
“Actually I am happy to be given a great award at the end of the event. Our students were able to meet up with the questions and the standard that was why we came first.” Mr. Ihesinachi told Crystal Education Media.
Also the representative of the school, Silas David and Joseph Obogbemihe expressed their joy and good will message to other contestants.
“I feel glad and excited that our school came out first for the first time. In other competitions that we have been participating, we only came out third but this time we came out first and I am excited”. Silas David said in an interview .
Silas however, pointed out that they were lucky with the quiz questions which earned them the first position. He urged the other schools not to give up but persevere, rise and come all out to win in next year’s edition.
The competition which was for a day had four phases and four different areas of concentration. The first was focused on the commonwealth and its activities, the second on the use of English language which includes spelling bee and grammar related questions, the current affairs and the last was on ICT.
“I feel excited and a bit nervous. So many eyes on you and it comes along with much responsibilities and I feel excited. Its an interesting program we came to represent a connected common wealth which shows how united we are.” Joseph Obogbemihe said, advising the government to give more financial assistance to schools to help improve the environment.
“Most schools in Nigeria are progressing and education doesn’t really have a problem in Nigeria, I guess if they can get more funds for the schools to help improve the environment of the school it will be better” he added