11 November 2012

Nigeria: Winners Emerge in Korea/Nigeria Quiz Competition

Debutants, School for the Gifted, Gwagwalada have clinched this year's Korea/Nigeria Quiz Competition and are now poised to send students to Korea for advanced studies.

Six schools made it to the finals of the competition held at the auditorium of the Education Resources Centre last week including last year's champions, GSS Nyanya, which was however beaten into fourth place.

The winners, who topped the charts with 93 points, went home with a cash prize of N70, smart phones and a large LG Razor Frame TV. They also stand the chance of winning a scholarship to study in the Republic of Korea at the University level.

They beat last year's runners-up GSS Abaji into second place by just a single point while GSS Tunga Maje came in third with 83 points.

Commenting on this year's competition, Director of the Korean Cultural Centre, Mr. Kwon Young-Ik said he was delighted by the level of competition and said it was a rewarding way to start his assignment in Nigeria.

He added that already plans are on the way to improve the competition by making the prizes bigger and getting more schools involved.

This year, second and third place winners got N50, 000 and N30, 000 and smart phones for participating students, while the three other finalists got N10, 000 each.

In light of this, the deputy Director of Co-Corricular of the Education Resource Centre Hajiya Binta Nasir, in her speech described the completion as one in which everyone wins and a very good way to encourage competition among students.

She commended the Korean Cultural Centre for organising the contest and congratulated the students for gallantly participating.

This is the second year the competition is holding. Winners from last year are preparing to pursue further studies in Korean University on scholarship.

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