Bibo-Oluwa Academy, Ilesha, Osun State has emerged winner of the Annual Quiz Competition on Capital Market for secondary schools in Nigeria, organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The competition which started early November all over the country at state level and zonal levels culminated in the Grand Finale held in Abuja, Wednesday.
Abdulrasheed Raji Special School, Sokoto, followed closely in second position while Community Secondary School Okposhi, Ebonyi State emerged third.
Other schools that participated in the finals are Government Secondary School, Akim Calabar, Cross Rivers State which came first among other five secondary schools from the South-South zone of the country, Chapel Secondary School Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State from North-Central zone and Federal Government College, Azaure Bauchi State from North-East zone.
Inspired by the students, the Minister of State for Education, Viola Onwuliri, who was Special Guest of Honour, described the event as a huge encouragement, adding that with events like this, school children will be trained to cope in any environment they find themselves.
“With the Transformation Agenda of the present administration, we are diversifying the curriculum in our schools and what we are doing here today will enable these young people to be able to fit in anywhere,” she said.
Onwuliri said she is proud of the Nigerian educational system, given the good products that have emerged from it and frowned at parents who send their children abroad to school saying that the Nigerian educational system is still very good.
She assured that the present administration is committed to reversing the decay in the educational system and urged Nigerians to join hands with the government to reverse the trend.
Sponsored by the apex regulator of Nigerian Capital Market, the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria (SEC NIGERIA), the competition is part of the Commission’s strategies at bringing the Capital Market closer to the people as well as developing the market. Tagged ‘Catch them Young’, the competition is also aimed at inculcating the savings culture in our youths.