Group Photograph at the end of NILDS state level Quiz Competition in Bauchi. Photo credit Abubakar Baba Ahmad
By Abubakar Baba Ahmad.
The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies NILDS says its Annual Quiz Competition was introduced to stimulate the interest of young students in politics and make them more proactive in matters relating to the legislature and democracy.
The Director General of the Institute Professor Abubakar Sulaiman stated this at the opening of the 2023 National Quiz Competition on Legislature and Democracy held in Bauchi.
Professor Abubakar Sulaiman represented by the State Coordinator Engineer Simon Wakawa said the competition which is an avenue for continued education on the legislature, is aimed at broadening the knowledge of students and youths on the history, practice and procedure of the legislature and also encourage deeper understanding of civic and democratic governance.
He urged all competing students and their teachers to abide by the rules of the game in the true spirit of sportsmanship to achieve the desired objectives.
Declaring the Competition open, the State Commissioner of Education Dr Jamila Dahiru represented by the Director School Services Shehu Abdulsalam said learning goes beyond the walls of the classroom, noting that extracurricular activities such as debates, quiz, sports, spelling bee among others would encourage children to widen their scope of learning.
The participating schools for this year’s state level competition include Immaculate Conception Secondary School, Government Day Secondary School Toro, Sunshine International School, Sa’adu Zungur Girls College, Government Day Secondary School Matsango and Misau Model School.
At the end of the competition GDSS Toro emerged as second runner up and GDSS Matsango as first runner up, while Sa’adu Zungur Girls College which emerged overall winner will represent the state at the Zonal level of the competition.