Lagos State Governor's Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, has pointed out inter-school quiz competitions as a way of enhancing the intellectual development of youths promoting healthy competition among them.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Adeniran Kasali, Wahab made this expression during the 2022 Lagos Reads Inter-School Quiz Competition organised by the Library Board for public Secondary Schools In Lagos State.
He further said: “This annual inter-school quiz competition is aimed at reviving and improving the reading culture of all Lagosians by facilitating and promoting reading programmes and activities like this in schools as well as in our public and private libraries across the state.
“A competition like this in our schools no doubt will promote intellectual development and health rivalry among our youths while at the same time will help to reduce crimes and youth restiveness as well as other vices associated with idleness.”
Lagos Baptist Senior Secondary School, Agege came first, Ikeja Senior High School came second and Gbaja Senior Boys High School took the third position at the end of the competition.
Morunfolu Ojutyiku, the Quiz Master, urged schools to provide the students with more reading materials to students to improve their learning, reading, and writing habits, saying “it is good to choose your team appropriately because I noticed that there are better students in the audience.”
The Director of Lagos State Library Board, Asimiyu Oyadipe revealed that the competition was the third of its kind, and the questions asked were in relation to the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination syllabus in public secondary schools and current affairs.
“The Lagos Reads Quiz Competition will have a resounding effect on how these students perceive reading because it will definitely change their mindset towards reading as a life-long learning skill that will facilitate their ambitions in life,” Oyadipe said.
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