Vetland Senior Grammar School, Ifako-Ijaiye, has won this year’s Lagos State Governor’s Quiz competition.
Vetland took first position. followed by Amuwo Odofin Senior Secondary School, Mile 2 and the Lagos State Senior Model College, Igbonla with second and third positions, respectively.
In the senior category of the Quiz Competition, Lalekan Ebere and Olabisi Divine represented Vetland Senior Grammar School, Ifako-Ijaiye; Okefatiah Ogunniyi and Abolore Oluwayemisi were representatives of Amuwo Odofin Senior Secondary School, Mile 2. Igbonla, and Adedokun Olonade and Abdulahi Glory were representatives of Lagos State Senior Model College.
The junior category had Ewuche Dosu and Praise Kehinde of Topo Junior Secondary School in the first position with Bamidele Babatunde and Daniella Annointed of Ijaiye Housing Estate Junior Secondary School, in the second position.
Adekunle Akindele and Marvelous Mohammed of Onilekere Junior High School finished third position.
In the Primary Schools’ category, Imoleayo Sanni, Idowu King of Duro Oyedoyin Primary School, Surulere, came first.
Aisaat Muhammed and Usman Famuyiwa of Baruwa Primary School, Mushin, as well as Grace Taiwo and Gabriel Kajola of Army Model Primary School, Ojo, came second and third.
The spokesman for Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Ganiu Lawal, said in a statement that the annual competition was aimed at building confidence as well as boost the knowledge of students.
According to the statement, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, stated that government had continued to engage the students with various competitions in a bid to access their improvement in academics.
“This initiative is to broaden the students’ horizon, enable them adopt various skills like research, teamwork and collaboration, thereby preparing them for the future and global opportunities.
“The Governor’s Quiz competition was not only initiated to checkmate the students, but to also ensure that they are on top of their studies, it will also give them a wider scope on their core subjects and general studies.
”I congratulate all our exceptional students that have transited to this stage, while assuring you all that everyone is a winner and we are indeed proud of you,” the statement said.
In addition, Adefisayo advised the children in the state to devote more time to their academics in order to attain excellence and have a bright future.
Abosede Adelaja, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, said that the quiz competition was expected to focus on the three domains of education, psychomotor, cognitive and affective domain.
“The Lagos State Schools Governor’s Quiz is an annual event designed to develop the mind of the pupils, by creating healthy rivalry among school children has over the years, produced many very brilliant students,” it stated.
The winners of the virtual quiz competition would be presented with trophies, plaques and gift items such as mobile tablets and school materials among others, at a later date.