The Nkemdirim Foundation announces the commencement of her second edition of the Abia State Schools Quiz Competition (ASSQC).

The non-governmental organization coordinated by Uche Ama-Ohakan in a press conference in Umuahia on Tuesday gave the hint on the commencement of the second edition of the school quiz competition. The competition is open for both private and public secondary school students of senior secondary school 2 class (SSS 2).

Each school is to be represented by two students to slug it out in subjects like English studies, Mathematics, Sciences and General studies.

The Abia state schools quiz competition is pioneered and sponsored by Raymond Nkemdirim Foundation.

According to Uche, the picking of forms by interested schools is currently in progress as the form is given without charge. Schools are to pick up these forms from the Abia state Ministry of Education, SEMB, AIES and ZIES, NAPPS as well as at Flo Fm office, 7b Factory Road, Umuahia.

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PHOTO: Uche Ama-Ohakan, Coordinator, Nkemdirim Foundation.

The school quiz competition is scheduled to hold from 17th-26th May, 2022 for local levels, while zonal stages will hold from 31st May- 2nd June, 2022. The grand finale holds on June 30, 2022.

Prices have been arranged for winners at each stage from the local government to the zonal level and the state level.

The first price for the overall best school is N1m, the second price runner up is N500,000 and the third price is N250,000. Local government winners are also entitled to have financial packages.

According to Uche, “the philanthropist gesture is a strategic action to support Abia state government in promoting education and motivating pupils within the state towards sustained interest in learning. The aim is also to enhance human development on the long run”.

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“This pursuit is predicated on Raymond Nkemdirim Foundation’s mission summed in strategic Community-Oriented Actions for Good Governance and Sustainable Development.” Uche added.

In the press release, the foundation also holds the view that education is the bedrock of development in which strategic community-Oriented Actions can be directed to empower the people at the developmental stages of their lives to build strong citizenship and leadership qualities in youths that will eventually translate into good governance and sustainable development for the state and her people.

Uche also revealed that there are other packages that the foundation will unfold. He also said that other categories will be included in the Foundation’s package, such as sports and other activities lined up for those with physical challenges in the society.

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