BENIN CITY- Gloryland Group of School in Edo North Senatorial Zone has emerged the 2013 winner of Edo State Live Above Poverty Organisation (LAPO) annual quiz competition held yesterday in Benin City.
The keenly contested quiz organized by LAPO in conjunction with the Edo State Ministry of Education had three Secondary Schools each from the three senatorial zones of the state.
Spring Field High School, Benin City emerged as the first runner up with Gaius Obaseki Secondary School in Edo Central Senatorial Zone emerging as the second runner up. The competition featured questions drawn from Physics, Chemistry, English language and Biology Science.
According to Associate Director of LAPO, Moses Ehigiamusoe, “the annual quiz event is part of the organisation’s corporate social responsibilities in contributing towards the development of science education in Edo State and Nigeria.
He added that the quiz is also aimed at enhancing the understanding of science and current affairs education in Nigeria, through encouraging the students to study and exchange ideas and learning experiences.
Ehigiamusoe also charged the students not to relent but show strong determination in their resolve at all time to be hardworking in their studies.
In his remarks, the Edo State Commissioner for Education, Hon. Washington Osifo represented by the State Science Cordinator in the Ministry, Mr. Ehon Godfery lauded LAPO for its initiative in supporting the promotion of science education in the State.
Mr. Ehon who was also the quiz competition master said, “the quiz was in line with the drive of the State Government to enhance the growth of qualitative science education in the State.
He however called on other corporate, non-governmental and multi-national organisations to join in the campaign for the promotion of qualitative science education, stressing that education for all is the responsibility of all.
Prizes awarded to the winners of the quiz competition included, text book materials, science laboratory equipments, white boards, computers among others.