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SECONDARY SCHOOLS QUIZ COMPETITIONS
Reviving the reading culture, instilling pride in honest success, and reawakening the spirit of fair competition are some of the objectives that propelled the commencement of this programme in 2009. It is hoped that by handsomely rewarding honest success, young people can be motivated to strive for excellence in all they do irrespective of the challenges or odds that may be strewn their way.

The competition pits the wits of secondary school students in 5 Local Government Areas against each other at the preliminary state - 4 local government representatives are selected at this stage. The second round of the competition eliminates 10 schools and produces 2 schools per local government to progress to the quarter final stage.  At the end of the quarter finals, 4 schools progress to the semi-final stage where after a round robin test, schools for the 3rd and 4th positions emerge. An elaborate grand finale is then held, usually at Rosary High School, Awgu,where the 1st and 2nd position prize winners emerge. The grand finale brings together all major stakeholders in education in Nigeria to witness the academic prowess exhibited by the students. Every episode of the championship is aired on radio to generate feedback and participation of people at home.

To ensure quality and stakeholders’ buy-in, also, the Foundation collaborates with the Ministry of Education, Post Primary Schools Management Board (PPSMB), school principals, and proprietors of private schools. We are grateful to many corporate organizations that have supported the programme. These include the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Fidelity Bank, Wiilangy Construction Company Ltd, and Bambo Consulting Engineering Construction Ltd.

 

X-RAY OF PAST QUIZ EDITIONS

  1. 2013 Edition

This edition saw the resurgence of Presentation Secondary School, Awgu, as it claimed the 1st prize, while Christ High School, Abor in Udi LGA took the 2nd position. The defending champions, St. Theresa’s Secondary School, Oghe came a distant 3rd, with a new entrant in the league of champions, Comprehensive Secondary School Udi Abia in Udi LGA, claiming the 4th prize. At the grand finale held at Rosary High School, Awgu, two students that represented Presentation Secondary School, Awgu (winner of the 2011 edition) who got university admission were given cheque for N500, 000 each to cover their full tuition for the duration of the courses. This gesture was in fulfillment of the promise made by the Chairman on behalf of the Foundation during the 2011 grand finale. A total of 138 secondary schools participated in the championship.

  1. 2012 Edition

This edition was keenly contested among 133 secondary schools in Enugu. At the end of contests, defending champions, Presentation Secondary School, Awgu came 4th; St. Paul’s College Oji, in Oji-River LGA came 3rd; St Paul’s College Eke in Udi LGA came second; while St Theresa’s Secondary School, Oghe in Ezeagu LGA claimed the 1st prize.

  1. 2011 Edition

During this edition privately-owned secondary schools were incorporated into the programme. A total of 136 schools participated. Presentation Secondary School in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State took the 1st position, Community High School, EzinesiOduma in Aninri Local Government Area of  Enugu State came 2nd while St. Theresa’s Secondary School, Mmakuin Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State came 3rd. These schools were given cash prizes, books, and science equipment, certificates etc. Also, their quiz masters and students received cash prizes and certificates. Our Chairman, Senator (Dr) Ike Ekweremadu, on behalf of the Foundation, promised to offer full undergraduate scholarship each year to students that represent schools that come first in the competition and who secure admission into the university.

  1. 2010 Edition

CSS Oduma in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State came 1st, CSS Nkwe in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State came 2nd while Akpugoeze High School, Akpugoeze in Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu State came 3rd. Winning schools, students and quiz masters/mistresses were as usual rewarded with cash prizes, text and exercise books, science and laboratory equipment, computers as well as certificates.

  1. Inaugural (2009) Edition

During the commencement of the maiden edition of this  laudable programme in 2009, a total of 105 schools participated with CSS Ngwo-Uno in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State emergingwinner, while Boys Secondary School Mgbowo in Awgu Local Government Area took the 2nd position and CSS Awhum in Udi Local Government Area came 3rd. Cash prizes, text and exercise books, science and laboratory equipment and certificates were awarded to the deserving schools, students, and quiz masters / mistresses that represented their various schools respectively.

Updated: 04-01-2012


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