Social clubs to organize quiz, debate contest for secondary school students in Delta

Students from public and private secondary schools in the Ogwashi-Uku area of ​​Delta state are expected to participate in the inaugural quiz and debate competition organized by the Aweleka Social Club of Nigeria.

In a statement on Friday, the organizers said the initiative is aimed at stimulating intellectual development and healthy competition among public and private secondary school students.

The competition, co-sponsored by Ifedinma Social Club of Nigeria, is scheduled to hold at FrankBryan Event Hall, Ogwashi-Uku on October 1.

Harry Odibe, chairman of the organizing committee, said several individuals and institutions from Ogwashi-Uku donated prizes worth thousands of naira for participants.

The categories include the Professor Ikechukwu Enwemnwa award for the best school in quiz, The Professor Nduka Otiono award for the best school in poetry, The Dr Celestine Iwendi award for the best school in debating, and The Derry Nwaduba Foundation award for the best school in drama.

Others are The Global Lives Touching Foundation award for the best school in talent display and The Comrade Cyril Ohai award for the best debating student.

Tony Mordi, president of Aweleka Social Club of Nigeria, said the competition is part of the club’s contributions to education in the town.

“The Club will continue to engage in such activities that will encourage our young ones to embrace education and focus on their studies,” the statement reads.

“The Club has been engaged in different activities to support the young ones educationally. These include the award of scholarships to some primary school pupils, the provision of writing materials, school uniforms as well as the supply of lawn mowers to the schools to reduce manual labor by the students and in turn create more time for their studies, sports and other recreational activities that would promote intellectual and physical well-being.”

Michael Anialua, president of Ifedinma Social Club of Nigeria, said: “This is a valuable project in the town for well-meaning individuals to support.

“Supporting our educational system through programs of this nature will further encourage and provoke our youths’ self-confidence and intellect, and will help in building their social capacity, thereby making them responsible members of our society in attaining their desired goals in life.”

Jude Elue, executive secretary of Aniocha South LGA local education board, said the competition is the first of its kind in the town.

He also called for the sustainability of the initiative, adding that it will help to reduce crimes and youth restiveness.

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