Deepening the knowledge of pupils and students of public schools in the state in current affairs, the Ministry of Education recently introduced a new quiz competition which is called Lagos State Current Affairs Quiz Competition. The competition which has a slogan ‘Lagos State Current Affairs Quiz, keeping abreast with development worldwide’ tested pupils and students on historical and current knowledge of Eko (Lagos State), Nigeria and the
The maiden edition which was held at Adeyemi Bero hall, Alausa Ikeja had the Deputy Governor who also superintends inistry of Education ,top government functionaries ,teachers, pupils ,students and parents in attendance. Ireti Primary School, Apapa represented by Samson Ajisebutu and Edith Ndubuisi defeated Bassey Kingsley and Usman Abubakar of Federal Housing EstatePrimary School,Victoria Island in the primary school category.
In the Junior Secondary category, Lagos State Junior Model College, Igbonla beat Aje Comprehensive Junior School, Sabo-Yaba. The Model College team was made up of Adedokun Salamat and Abdullah Adedokun while Elegbede Mustakim and Sholuade Adebayo made Aje comprehensive team.
In the senior secondary category, the duo of Olaniyi Ibukun and Isaiah Joseph of Ansar-ud deen Senior High School, Falolu, defeated Modester Akubuobi and Samuel Chinedu of the Lagos State Senior Model College, Kankon. Speaking on the competition, Dr Adebule said: “I am indeed very pleased with the outcome of this competition. It is a vindication of the decision of the Ministry to create this diet of Quiz Competition following observation that there was a lapse in that area as revealed by the students responses to questions posted to them during the Science, Arts & Craft Exhibition and Talent Hunt
“This government is happy with the overt display of knowledge by our children in all facets of life- science & technology, humanities, art & craft etc but we noticed a gap in current affairs. Thus, In order to encourage you to break new grounds and soar higher, the government decided to create another diet of quiz competition that is current affairs based. She advised the pupils to take advantage of the digital library launched in May to expand their knowledge of current affairs. In her speech, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye noted that the standard of questions asked and the ease with which the pupils answered them was a testimony that the competition was already achieving results.