South Saharan Social Development Organization organizes a quiz competition for the schools participating in Radio School. Fifty-four (54) public schools from Enugu, Awgu, Udi and Agbani educational zones participated in the quiz competition. The main objective of this activity was to assess the impact of Radio School on the academic performance of the students in English, Mathematics, Civic Education and Basic Science as well as their social life. As one of the feedbacks from the students, the quiz competition tends to boost the academic morale of the students especially those in deprived schools.
The quiz was organized in three (3) stages – school level, zonal level and state level. The students were all excited to be part of this activity and looked forward to winning the grand prize. The best students from the school level, represented their school at the zonal level competition. At the end of the zonal level competition, thirteen schools made it to the state level.
The students all prepared and worked extra hard for the state level competition and at the end of it all, nine (9) students from different schools emerged as winners. To celebrate the students who won, an award ceremony event was organized. Different stakeholders from the Ministry of Education in the state graced the event and side attractions during the ceremony include, a motivational session, conferment of the prizes, speeches by the students, etc. Prize gift of a solar panel and Radio School branded school bag stuffed with branded radio set and mug were given to the first positions in each of the four subjects and consolation prizes of a branded school bag and radio set were given to the students who came second position. The students were over joyed and grateful to South Saharan for this opportunity and made commitments to study harder and make notable achievements in life.
The Deputy Director of MacArthur Foundation who was also present at the award ceremony stated that it is worthy to note that seven (7) out of the nine (9) winners were girls and this is important because girls’ education is in the frontline of key discussions around education in the country. Also, Ogbaji Christabel Chiamaka who won the award for English language expressed happiness for being part of the competition and said Radio School has really impacted her academic performance. She appealed to South Saharan to include more subjects on Radio School and also scale it up to other classes.
Snap shots from the activity
A snapshot of students during the state level quiz competition
Some group of students after the zonal level quiz competition
South Saharan Programme Officer, Education with some of the students after the zonal level quiz competition