Redeemers School Shines At ‘Know Your History’ Contest0
Redeemers High School, Redemption Camp, Ogun State, has emerged the overall best school in the final of the 2013 ‘Know Your History’ National History Competition involving 12 top secondary schools across the nation.
Though the school faced a fierce challenge from Lagoon Secondary School, Lagos and eleven other top colleges drawn from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Ogun and Lagos States, it was adjudged the best after the keen contest.
The Co-ordinator of the National History Competition, Mr. James Onimisi, said the winners in the junior and senior categories of the contest went home with a laptop each, while the second and third placed winners went home with plaques and medals.
Trophies, he said, were awarded to the first placed schools in the junior and secondary Categories.
At the end of the competition, Redeemer’s Secondary School emerged winner of the competition in both the senior and junior category taking home the golden cup and mini laptops. Lagoon Secondary School, Lagos and Word of Faith Schools, FCT, Abuja took second and third place respectively in the senior category while in the junior category, Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos and Christ the Redeemer’s College, Sagamu came second and third respectively.
‘Know Your History’ Competition was first held in 2010 at the Centre for Management Development, Magodo, Lagos with the aim of making Nigeria’s rich history come alive among youths and adults by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.
The second edition of this competition took place over the weekend at the School hall in Agidingbi, Ikeja with the theme ‘Leaders in History’. It featured questions on people and events in the 1900’s, slogans of states amongst others in both senior and junior category. It was also spiced up with cultural display by Home Science Secondary School’s Cultural troupe who thrilled the audience with the Atelogwu dance steps. Also, Saint Jude’s music band was not left out as they sang familiar tunes to the audience.
The competition is open to all students in Arts, Commercial, Sciences, Technical and Social Sciences classes in the nation’s school system.
This year’s competition which held at Dansol College main Auditorium with the theme “Leaders in History” was attended by notable dignitaries such as the Head, Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, Dr. Lanre Davies, who represented Prof. Ayodeji Olukoju, a professor of History and Maritime Studies and Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Lagos.
Source: The Punch Online