Osun Organises Quiz Competition For Secondary Schools, Presents Prizes To Winners

Ajibade Jumoke and Ayodele Abib of Osogbo High School have emerged winners of the maiden SCARF Golden Quiz Competition organized by the wife of the Governor, State of Osun, Mrs. Sherifat Aregbesola.

They went away with a cheque of two hundred thousand naira while a cheque of one hundred thousand naira was also given to the second position, Ede Muslim High School and seventy five thousand was given to the third position. Certificates of excellence were also given to all contestants who participated in the competition.

Speaking at the event held in Osogbo, Mrs. Aregbesola said the event was to further broaden the knowledge of the students and encourage them in their educational endeavours.

“I am optimistic that your presence here today would elicit interest to make you and your colleagues to excel in your education.

“Our participants in today’s program are pioneers in this maiden edition of the Quiz competition, which we have called SCARF Golden Quiz. We have given the name “golden” to this competition because of the objective it is set out to achieve in our students.

This Quiz is to broaden the knowledge of our students and encourage them to aspire for further education.

“When SCARF was conceived about four years ago as a non-profit organization dedicated to rendering care to the less-privileged in our society, indigent students were considered a vital group of people we must reach out to.

Our philosophy of care revolves around positioning the poor and the needy to make positive contributions to the society.

“Practical experience in Nigeria has shown that we have unquantifiable talents among our people which have often been blighted as a result of lack of resources to actualise the talents.

“We therefore resolved in SCARF that we shall devote a portion of our available resources to help promote education among our children.

This is to compliment the intensive award-wining education program being implemented by the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who believes that education would ensure that our children are made to become complete persons through the concept of the total man.”