In its bid to help improve on the proficiency of English Language and promote the spirit of competitiveness among primary school pupils in the state, IYKCANADA Writing Concepts held her second annual English Quiz competition.
Speaking at the event held at City Radio station, Onitsha, Chief Executive Officer Iykcanada Writing Concepts (ICWC), Ikechukwiu Nwoye, said English Language been taught in many schools across the country is at a low ebb. The Language being the nation’s lingua franca deserves to occupy pride of place thus the need to evoke more interested in promoting the language.
“Children are the leaders of tomorrow, they deserve maximum support that’s the reason we want to catch them young. The vision behind this competition is to encourage pupils to be more serious with the study of English Language. Besides being our lingua franca, it is the world’s number one lingua franca, it’s proficiency is an essential requirement for transactions, possessing it is an added advantage both in business and personal life.”
He urged schools that won prizes to forge ahead for subsequent competitions and encouraged schools that didn’t perform well to go home and look at their weaknesses and improve on it. He appreciated the parents’ role in the development of their children to be useful and responsible to the society.
Head of the Panel of Judges, Chukwujekwu Nweke, describes the competition as outstanding as it helps to stimulate the spirit of competitiveness among the pupils and others, “I think it is a remarkable practice, something good. The pupils are happy, the result is very good and the teachers excited about their performance. For the schools that won prizes they did very well and for other pupils they also tried I wish them the best, I urge the teachers to prepare them better next time.”
Teacher representative of Classique Height Academy, Nkwelle Ezunanka, Charity Udu, said was excited about her school coming top, “I thank God that my school won, beyond adequate preparation, God favoured us. The competition was transparent, executed with the highest professionalism. It will go a long way to make people involved to strive more in whatever they are doing as far as their academics is concerned. To the pupils, I want them to always prepare and not relent that they have reached the height already but with this, it’s just a stepping out to where God is leading. They should keep it.”
Classique Height Academy, Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area, emerged the overall winner, Livingstone Int’l Academy, 3-3 Federal Housing Estate, while, Tower Academy Oba, Idemili South LGA, won the third prize. The best pupil of the completion went to Chimgozirim Egbo from Livingstone Int’l Academy, Charles Ebube from Classique Height Academy, and Chidera Victor Tower Academy winning the third prize.