Comrade Sheriff Mulade, organiser of the competion in a group photograph with the winners and officials, yesterday.
By Shina Badmus
Winners have emerged in the Comrade Mulade Sheriff inter-local government quiz cum essay competition, held in Warri, Delta state.
11 year old Dariji Success in Junior Secondary School 2 of Tsekelewu Secondary School in Warri North LGA emerged the best student in the quiz and essay competition.
The competition was held on Wednesday 26th June, 2019 for rural secondary schools in Warri North, Warri South, Warri South West Local Government Areas of of the state.
The annual competition was organized by Comrade Sheriff Mulade and had 9 secondary schools that participated from the three local government areas in Warri.
The JSS classes took part in the quiz while the SSS classes were for the essay.
The event took place at Hussey College, Warri, and had Terkelewu Secondary School winning the quiz competition, with Success emerging outstandingly.
Gbaraun Grammar School came second and Okerenkoko Secondary School took the third position.
Success was consequently awarded a scholarship of N20, 000 by Mulade every year till the completion of her secondary education.
GbaramatuVoice spoke with Success. She said, “I feel so grateful to God for the great privilege to be here today and for this successful event.
“I prepared for it and by the Grace of God, I won. I want to tell the organizers, thank you, and that God will bless them. They will live a long life.”
While addressing audience at the event, Mulade who is the National Coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), said, “I am highly honoured and elated to welcome you all to the 2019 edition of the Comrade Mulade Sheriff inter-local government quiz cum essay competition for rural secondary schools in Warri North, Warri South and Warri South West LGAs.”
He said the competition was aimed to bridge the gap between the riverine rural schools and their urban counterparts so that the coastal schools could have a full taste of what they had been denied over time in terms of academic competition and exposure.
According to him, “We want to use this opportunity to promote and sustain the existing peace among the ethnic nationalities in the communities within the three Warri LGAs, particularly Ijaw and Itsekiri people.
“The primary aim of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice is to promote educational awareness in the riverine rural communities and to assist the less privileged but highly intelligent students to pursue their education and career in life through scholarship support,” he added.
Terkelewu Secondary School winning the competition, was awarded a cash prize of N100,000.
Gbaraun Grammar School, coming in second place, got 70,000 and Okerenkoko Secondary School, in third position, got N50, 000.
The Essay competition for the SSS classes had Saint Cletus Secondary School in First place with a cash prize of N50, 000, Obodo Secondary School coming in second with a cash prize of N30,000 and Egbokodo Secondary School in third place with N20,000.
Other participating schools in the quiz and essay writing as well as students amongst the audience who answered questions correctly, were not left out of the thrilling moments as they were all given constellation prizes of bags, books, mathematic set and so on.