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Iyke Canada holds general knowledge quiz for schools

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By Emeka Chiaghanam

TOWARDS promoting academic excellence as a tool for human development, pupils have been urged to embrace education as a vehicle for productive growth to make vital contributions to the progress and development of the country.

  The Founder and Chief Executive Director of Iyke Canada Writing Concepts (IWC), Ikechukwu Nwoye stated this during the 2022 IWC Current Affairs and General Knowledge Competition held at City Radio FM, Onitsha.

  Nwoye maintains that the competition is bent on promoting academic excellence and fostering a healthy relationship among schools, besides, encourage pupils to read beyond their curriculum to keep abreast with current happenings.

  ‘In the near future, we aim to make it a national competition and ultimately make it International by entrenching the culture of following the trend of time and advancing academic knowledge.”

‘  ‘The English quiz produced the Star Pupil of the Year 2022 from the participating schools. The winner emerged as the competition ambassador for the year 2022.”

  Mr Nwoye appreciated all the schools that participated in the competition, for their cooperation. He urged the pupils to work hard that the reward for hard work is more work.

  One of the judges, Obinna Ngwubike, an on-air personality with City Radio FM, Onitsha, said life is advancing, evolution in knowledge is making waves and we must follow trends if the pupils must be champions within Anambra and beyond the shores of Anambra as well.”

  He commended the effort of Iyke Canada Writing Concepts for offering the pupils the platform to excel. He urged parents and ldren and wards.

guardians to be in the vanguard of instilling discipline in their children and wards.

  Mac-Royal Academy, Nkwelle Ezunaka, came top, winning the competition for the second time in a row. David Unah, anchor teacher from the school said he felt so much encouraged by the feat of his school and the healthy nature of the competition.

  ”I’m happy for my pupils, they are helping my profession as a teacher, I  encourage them to keep making the school proud by studying hard. The organisers of the competition are professionals. I want to encourage them to keep it up.

  Minachisom Udodi, a teacher with the De David International School, MkpiKpa, Onitsha, whose school came second said, ”I thank God for my school coming second, our preparation wasn’t in vain. For my pupils, I want them to keep it up. And a big thanks to the organisers for promoting education with the competition.”

  St. Maria Goretti Nursery and Primary School, Nnewi, emerged third. In her remarks, Nchedo Igwe, the lead teacher from the school said, she was overwhelmed with joy with the performance of her school.

”Being my school’s first participation in the competition, one of my students becoming an ambassador of the competition, and my school emerging the overall third best will make us put more effort to maintain a top-flight position in future competitions.”

  Amanda Nzeocha of St Maria Goretti Nursery and Primary School, Nnewi who emerged as the competition 2022 ambassador, besides a cash prize of N50, 000, said she made her mother and her school proud and promised to study harder.

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