The Provost, Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria, Dr. A.O Owosibo has announced the plans of the College to revive the old culture of inter-school quiz competition which promotes and boost reading culture and intellectual growth in students.
He made this known in a chat with CEOAFRICA to intimate that the College has scheduled the competition to hold at AERES HALL, FCAH&PT on 16th March, 2023.
“We are bringing this intellectual and healthy rivalry back to our schools in Ibadan” .
Speaking with CEOAFRICA , the Director, CESDC , Dr Alonge G.O said the college under the able leadership of the provost , Dr Owosibo is hitting the ground running by inviting Oladipo Alayande School of Science, Oke Bola, Our Lady of Apostles School, Oda Ona, and United Missionary Comprehensive College, Molete, to our platform for robust inter school debates.”
Dr. Alonge further said part of the decadence in the education sector is largely due to the negligence of so many curricular activities which use to boost the quality of education in the past. “A healthy competition like this among our youths will not only promote academics, but also help to reduce crimes and youth restiveness in the society.” She added.
She stressed that if this culture is sustained, it will go a long way to have a resounding effect on how these students perceive education, because it will definitely change their mind set towards reading as a life-long learning skill that will facilitate their ambitions in life.
While using the opportunity to invite representatives of organisations to the august event, she challenged other corporate institutions to help fund such to encourage educational activities. The Director also enjoined other schools to get prepared for other series which he assured are coming soon.
She lamented the issue of poor funding which she said is the reason why it could not hold last year because the College has been trying to sustain the programme on its own.