Thursday, 7 February 2013

My Education Quiz Play Winners Advocate Less Private Sector Attention for Entertainment

EMERGING winners of My Education Quiz Play, an initiative of the Foundation for Effective Leadership and Development (FELD), currently being aired on the MITV, have tasked corporate bodies to focus more on sponsoring educational initiatives that would promote learning, rather than concentrate the bulk of their corporate social responsibility initiatives on entertainment.
The presenter of the secondary category of the quiz programme, Miss Mamuzo Ogbeta told
journalists recently in Lagos, that the idea behind the concept was to provide an opportunity for brilliant students to earn money to pay for their education, in view of the difficult financial challenges facing many parents.
She said: “My Education Quiz Play is an educational play initiated for students in senior secondary school and tertiary institutions, to earn money that will empower them to fulfill their dreams of acquiring quality education.”
The ultimate prizes for the tertiary and secondary segments are N2 millon and N1million respectively.
Speaking further on the concept, Ogbeta described the programme as an avenue to keep children out of the streets and get them into the classroom. “It is our desire to see that students are sent back to school,” he stated. “Some of them are very intelligent but do not have the money to go to school. It is either they are already in school but struggling to pay their fees, or they do not even have the means of being in school, because they do not have the financial wherewithal. FELD seeks to empower them financially to achieve their educational dreams.”
Students can participate by sending “EXCEL” via an sms to 35811 to be part of the show. Winners so far include: Chidinma Ezugu (N155, 000), Precious Onowudijo (N120, 000), Adewole Toluwani (N55, 000),Adidu Obi (N55, 000) and Iko Abasi Melody (N10, 000).
Other winners are: Okoji Donald (N35, 000), (Ann Ejiegbu N210, 000), Alim Dumebi Favour (N190, 000), Anakwe Godwin (N10, 000) and Gbenga Lawal (N40, 000).
Fifteen-year-old Alim Dumebi from Air Force Secondary School, Ikeja, averred that she learnt about the competition while watching an educational programme on television. She said: “When I saw the programme, I just submitted the entry requirement and was surprised when I received a call a day before the quiz play. The questions were mostly on mathematics, general knowledge, art, science and commercial subjects. It was unexpected and I am so happy I won at the end of the day.”

1 comment:

  1. A really nice initiative, but it appears to be an exclusive advantage for students resident in Lagos. I'm from Enugu; is there any way I could benefit?