Lumen Christi International School, Uromi has put up an awesome performance at the 2012 edition of the National High School Quiz Championship (NHSQC) which was held recently at Owerri.
Based on their outstanding performance in the last WAEC/NECO exams, the contest featured the best high schools from the 36 States of the federation with an addition from the FCT.
Lumen Christi, representing Edo State emerged top after beating all participating schools in a tough intellectual bout. The annual championship is packaged by Inquest Limited in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education
In its second edition, the championship took place in Owerri, Imo State as facilitated by the state Ministry of Education, and commenced after an opening ceremony anchored by the commissioner, Prof. Victoria Obasi at the Main Auditorium, Imo State University on July 31, 2012.
National Project Coordinator of the quiz initiative, Dr. Chidi Enwerem disclosed that “the contest is aimed at redirecting the minds and attention of youths within the secondary school age bracket towards education, by creating fresh role models and making the entire process very rewarding to all the stakeholders”. This he said “will include the selected participating schools, the competitors, the educational system and the respective sponsors.”
Selection for the contest is based on outstanding performance in the WAEC/NECO examinations which has seen Lumen Christi High School atop the country’s score board for three years. “The criteria is purely on merit as data from the two major examination bodies; WAEC and NECO is used in getting only schools that have consistently produced excellent results in the terminal examinations conducted by the two bodies” Enwerem said.
Coming second and third respectively at this year’s competition were PHCN Staff Secondary School, Sapele, Delta State and Air force Comprehensive Secondary School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The quiz questions came from all teachable subjects in the Nigerian secondary schools system, excluding local languages while embracing the natural sciences, arts, management and social science. This made it a battle field of intellectual dexterity.
At the end of the competition, Lumen Christi International high School, Uromi went home with a cash prize and electronic board called “Panaboard”. The presentation was made by Mr. Okoaze Patrick a representative of the event part sponsor, Panasonic.
The yearly National High Schools Quiz Championship is also powered by NERDC, Dufil Prima Foods, Onward Paper Mills Plc, GSK Plc and Nutricima Plc.