Bayelsa school wins FRSC/Shell national quiz competition
Winners International Academy, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, which represented the South South geo-political region has emerged winner of the 2015 edition of the National Safety Quiz Competition for Senior Secondary Schools.
According to Corps Marshal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, the competition, which is sponsored by his organisation, in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), is aimed at creating awareness among school children on the importance of safety.
Speaking at the event in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Oyeyemi described the competition as vital as it would continue to educate children on various road signs and help to reduce the alarming road accidents across the country.
Represented by the Rivers State Commandant of the corps, Mr. A. K. Hassan, Oyeyemi said the competition was in line with FRSC’s policy of educating teachers, parents and children to be safety conscious at all times, “especially on how our children could understand various road signs and to always discuss how much they know about safety.”
The winning school represented by Emiemokumo Gesiye-emi and Suoyo Tari, got a total of 65 points while Saint Lewis Secondary School, Kano State carded 45 points to finish second.
Out of 1, 642 students from 841 schools that were involved in the competition, only six schools made it to the final contest.
They include, Government Science Technical College, Potiskum, Yobe State (North East), Micheal Opara University Demonstration School, Umuahia, Imo State, (South-East). Saint Lewis Secondary School Kano State, (North West), El-Amin International School, Mina Niger State (North Central) and Great Heritage School, Ojo, Lagos (South West).
Gesiye-emi of Winners International Academy, Yenagoa, attributed the success to hard work and the grace of God.
Gesiye-emi who is the school’s senior prefect said he will always remain grateful to his teachers, parents and organisers of the contest for testing their abilities and school performance, adding that the best way for students to become the best was to be studious.
In his remark, the Managing Director, SPDC, Mr. Osagie Okunbor who was represented by Mrs. Gloria Udor, said all the six schools that made it to the final were special considering where they started the journey from.
He appreciated the efforts of the Federal Ministry of Education, the national examiner, and lecturers who volunteered their time and resources to invigilate across the country in the course of the quiz.