First Western style school in Northern Nigeria, Alhudahuda CollegeZaria, has emerged winner of the 7th edition of the KadunaInternational Trade Fair quiz competition.
With 150 points on aggregate, the all â€“ boys school represented byAliyu Muhammad and Nurudeen Muhammad clinched the first positionMonday at the Kaduna International Trade and Investment Centre. Over15 senior secondary schools participated in the preliminary writtentest that saw four best performing schools into the final quizcontest.Nigeria Tulip International School came second with 144 points;
Government Secondary School Kawo took the third position leaving Brain Trust International School in the 4th.
Exclusively a science quiz, the final show done in two rounds fieldedeight subjects including Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics,Geography, Computer Sciences, English Language and Current Affairs.
The competition is one of the flagship events featured annually at thetrade fair to encourage the participants to have the spirit ofcompetition in their academic pursuit.Speaking at the event, Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Mr.Jaâ€™afaru Sani represented at the event by the Assistant Director,Female Education, Mrs. Esther Danjuma Kayock, urged the students totake advantage of the programme as a veritable platform to test theirability to compete.
He assured the students of governmentâ€™s concern about their educationand urged them to make the state proud by performing excellently intheir academic works.
Sani also advised the female amongst them not to give in to anypressure that tries to make them lose interest in education,stressing that with their excellent academic performance, suchpressure would be suppressed.
In his excitement, one of the two representatives of the winning team,Aliyu Muhammad, said: â€œI feel very happy seeing our school emergewinners in this competition. It has been my dream and the dream of myschool to win in this quiz competition and that dream has beenactualised.â€
He dedicated their victory to teachers in their school who he saidcontributed in no small measure to their achievement, and commended the organisers of the quiz â€“ Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), for having their interest in mind.