Fourteen-year old Master Habeeb Musa and 16-year old Miss Mariam Lamidi both of State Senior High School, Ikeja have emerged winners of the Brighter Rewarding Future (BRF) Quiz Competition, Season VI.
The duo defeated the pair of Masters Mubarak Mohammed and Qudus Alabi both 15 years old of Sango Senior Secondary School, Agege by scoring 12points as against the 10 points scored by their opponents while the pair of Ismail Quadri and Tunde Olowu of Angus Memorial Senior High School, Somolu came third in the competition.
In the Junior Secondary School category, Festac Junior College, Festac represented by 14 years old Masters Michael Abasi-Ifkere and 13years old Jimoh Iyanu-Oluwa scored 20 points to emerge winners of the competition beating Government Junior College, Ketu Epe represented by thirteen-year old Miss Patricia Imarhia and eleven-year old Master Adetayo Adefarasin.
The third place was won by Government Junior College, Ikorodu represented by Miss Elizabeth Adekunle and Oluwatobi Ajetumobi.
Community Nursery and Primary School, Ojo represented by Rachael Ayodele and Stella Ogugua emerged winners in the primary school category beating the pairs of Chisom Anyigor and Samuel Salami both of Maidan Primary School, Kosofe while Hussey Military Primary School, Yaba represented by Khadri Adekanbi and Great Ofotokun came third.
In the Best Individual Mathematics Category, Master Mubarak Mohammed of Sango Senior Secondary School, Agege won beating Master Martins Ogundele also of Sango Senior Secondary School, Agege and Master Habeeb Musa of State Senior High School, Ikeja to the second and third places respectively.
In the Special School Category, Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home, Bariga represented by seventeen year old Jadesola Mogaji and fifteen year old Taiwo Omotosho beat the duo of Solomon Omere and Eke Aleshi of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Nigeria and Adaobi Nwobi and Raiwi Uche of National Orthopaedic School, Igbobi to the second and third positions respectively.
Earlier, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye explained that the Quiz Competition was put together as a tool for the development of the minds of the pupils and students in order to make them competent, effective and responsible.
She stated that, “the competition also aim at creating a healthy rivalry among school children in primary, junior and senior secondary schools in both public and private schools across the state and I am happy to report that the competition has indeed gained ground and has become so popular such that the level of awareness among the students and pupil is awesome.”
The Commissioner pointed out that the competition has brought to the fore areas where teachers need to focus on in the schools’ curriculum for improvement and better performance of the students.
She expressed appreciation to the state Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, for his consistent support to the education sector and further appealed for his continued support just as she thanked the teachers for a job well done in tutoring their students and pupils especially children with special needs who participated in the quiz competition for the very first time.