Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
In commemoration of the 2023 World Children Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Bauchi Field Office, in collaboration with the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has organised an inter-school quiz competition on Climate Change where the Government Junior Secondary School, Hadejia Shira Local Government Area, Bauchi State, emerged the winner.
The event was held at the Oricon Suites, Azare, Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The schools that participated in the inter-school quiz competition were Government Day Junior Secondary School, Yana, Government Junior Secondary Katagum and Government Junior Secondary School, Anguwan Hadejia Shira.
The quiz was moderated by Dr. Mahmud Mohammed, Dr. Fatima from Aminu Saleh CBinta Haruna and Dr. Mahmud Mohammed, all from the Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare.
According to Dr. Clement Adams, Officer–in–Charge, UNICEF Field Office, Bauchi State, this year’s WCD was meant to bring attention to climate change and its impact on children.
“These schools were supported by UNICEF to incorporate climate change education into their curriculum. The aim of the quiz is to expose participants to the importance of climate change, focused on issues related to climate change,” he said.
Also speaking, the UNICEF Focal Person for State Universal Basic Education, Halima Umar, explained that the competition was not meant for them to panic but to inspire them to read their books and become better students.
Umar commended UNICEF for organising the quiz competition, saying that the competition would instill in the children the culture of reading.