Libya has emerged the winner of the prestigious Sugar Field High School Cultural Day competition.
Speaking at the maiden African Cultural competition, Mrs. Iyeye Delphine, Vice Principal of the school, urged students to take the competition seriously. “This is the first time we focused on African continent. In the past, our activities had been mainly about Nigerian culture and tradition. But we discovered most students know more about Europe and America. So we decided to make our students develop interest in African culture and tradition. Judges looked out for illustrations and facts that determined each country’s score,” she stated.
The Vice Principal explained that marks were allotted for the way the flag of each nation was presented, the quality of speech delivered on the history, government of each country, the quality of the costumes, dance and drama presentations, all of which added up to 100 marks.
The first stage of the competition was the march past where each group carried the flag of the country they were representing and put on the costume that accurately depicted the culture and tradition of the country.
It was during the march past that each group handed over his hand out to the panel of judges. The second stage was the speech delivered by each group leader to explain in detail what they knew about each country. According to Iyeye, Botswana won the junior category with 77% while Libya won the senior category with 74%.