Lagos set for 2020 Governor’s quiz competition

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All is set for the finals of the Year 2020 Governor’s Quiz Competition in Lagos State.

The competition is part of efforts geared towards engaging the students as majority of them continue to stay home due to movement restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thus, unlike previous editions, the students have the opportunity to participate in programmes virtually while at home.

Disclosing this in an interview from her office at the Secretariat, Alausa, Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo stated that the programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Education aimed at testing the knowledge of students – both government and private – as well as ensuring that they are always prepared to take up any proficiency test.

Adefisayo noted that the Governor’s Quiz Competition, which is an annual event is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and adaptation to the ‘new normal.’

She stated that students in schools have been selected across the Six Education Districts to participate in the preliminaries which will herald the Grand Finale coming up 10am on 7th August, 2020.

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In her words, “The Ministry has taken time to study the peculiarities that comes with the guidelines of keeping safe as well as ensuring social distancing and has deployed all necessary technical expertise to ensure that our students can compete in any competition or attend seminars virtually”.

Speaking further, the Commissioner implored parents/guardians to enable their children/wards have access to watch the programme and learn from the event which is highly competitive.

According to the Commissioner, viewers can watch via the live streaming on Lagos State Ministry of Education’s Facebook page @lasgeducation or YouTube @Education LASG.

She added that the competition will be moderated by a renowned Quiz Master, Mr Olusegun Adedeji.

Adefisayo assured the public that the Education Ministry will not relent in its efforts towards ensuring that a conducive atmosphere is provided for teaching and learning during this Covid-19 period.

She thereafter urged the students to shun all vices while at home and continue to learn extensively through the radio, television and online platforms.

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