Encouraging the spirit of inquiry and a healthy competition is one of the objectives of Nigeria’s Pre-Primary education. Competitions build teamwork, communication and socialization skills and brilliant discoveries. It creates success and makes people become better at what they can do. Corona Schools’ Trust Council is leading by example by organizing the 2012 Inter School Quiz.
The annual competition is part of the efforts of the council to ensure that they develop students that can compete both locally and internationally. The 2012 competition was recently held at Corona School, Victoria Island, Lagos and it featured Debates and Quizzes in English Language and Mathematics, General Studies and the Sciences. These were actively contested by students from all Corona Schools.
The Chairman of Corona Schools’ Trust Council, Dotun Sulaiman said while speaking about the significance of the competition, that the whole idea of the competition was to instill in the children a spirit of competition. He said they are hoping to breed winners who can compete anywhere in the world.
LIST OF WINNERS
- Corona School Victoria Island – Overall Winners
- Corona School Ikoyi – 2nd Place
- Corona School Gbagada – 3rd Place
- Corona School Apapa – 4th Place
Ifueko Omowunmi-Thomas, Head Teacher of Corona School, Victoria Island said on her schools’s win that, the secret behind their success is a very strong team that worked together. She added that collaboration, team work and the teachable hearts of the children brought them to this success. In her words, “it is a very tough competition, to maintain the record; we have to work a little harder next year. We are going to ensure that we work as best as we can. We have a good system that has a very good progression plan. For instance, when the children come into Corona at Nursery level, we are thinking of Primary Six while we are working with them.
It displayed a show of excellence, intelligence, composure and great skill acquisition – all of these qualities I love to celebrate.
What can I say? My budding CELEBRIKIDS™!