Secondary school students at the quiz competition.

By Olubusuyi Adenipekun
A highbrow secondary school in Lagos, Atlantic Hall, has beaten seven other top private schools to emerge winner of the quiz competition at this year’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) career day in Lagos. Grange Secondary school came second.

Atlantic Hall, Lagos has emerged the Quiz Competition winner at this year’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Career Day in Lagos.  Grange Secondary School came second.

The quiz competition, which tested the general and aptitude ability of the students, was a major highlight of the event.  As a form of reward, Atlantic Hall and Grange Secondary School libraries will receive book prizes from ACCA.

Other  private schools in Lagos that participated in the competition were Grange Secondary School, Green Springs College Anthony, Green Springs College Lekki, Vivian Fowler College, Dowen College, D-Ivy College, British International School and Atlantic Hall.

Earlier, various guest speakers had charged the students to imbibe the culture of diligence and excellence in all their endeavours as these qualities help to attain the pinnacle in any chosen career.

Mrs Jibola Ponnle, Managing Partner, Team Building Africa, urged the students to remain focused on their goals, adding that various distractions abound that could lure them away.

On his part, Akinlade, CEO, Happy Face, who spoke on “Film making and Producing TV Shows”, said no obstacle can stop them from reaching their goals as long as they put their minds to such.

“Every time you wake up, just look at the mirror. The person you see there is the only one that can stop your dream. I mean you are the only one that can hinder yourself. For you to get to the top, you must add hardwork to your intelligence.” He said.

Akinlade further admonished them to pay particular attention to their skills and talents because they could be a pointer to their career preferences.

In her opening remarks, Mrs Toyin Ademola, Country Manager, ACCA, said “The Catch Them Young programme, otherwise known as ‘Career Day’, is a corporate social responsibility initiative, which takes the ACCA officials to select public and private primary and secondary schools around the country where the students are educated and guided on career choices.

Other speakers at the event were Mrs Sandra Oyewole, Partner, Oyewole and Co., Ms. Bode Thomas, Managing Director, PalmView Manor and Mrs. Wunmi Ogunbiyi, DGM E-Business, Zenith Bank.

ACCA is the global body for professional accountants and is guided by high principles of integrity. The Association offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.


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