From Maryam Ahmadu-Suka, Kaduna
The Rare Gem Academy, Kaduna has emerged as the winner of the quiz competition organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (KADCCIMA). The competition is in collaboration with Teen Trust, owned by Media Trust Group (MTG) at the ongoing 44th Kaduna International Trade Fair.
The academy emerged 1st after scoring 30 points in the competition, which featured seven subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, English Language, and Physics.
Teen Trust reports that the Science and Technical College came 2nd with 28 points while Zamani College came 3rd with 26 points.
Other participating schools include Federal Government College, Danbo International School, and Al-Athariyyah Home School.
The quiz master, Mr Ezekiel David, said, “16 schools participated in the pre-test out of which six qualified for the final quiz competition.”
The 1st deputy president of the chamber, Mr Ishaya Idi, said the aim of the competition was to encourage students in their educational pursuits.
He commended the quality of students that took part in the competition and urged them to continue making giant strides in their various schools.
He then appreciated the management of the MTG for partnering with them to ensure the competition and the entire fair is given adequate coverage.
The Team Lead of Teen Trust, Shamsuddeen Sani Hussaini, said Teen Trust is a special teenage publication owned by Media Trust Group, the same company that owns the Daily Trust newspaper, Trust TV, Trust Radio, and Aminiya that is aimed at instilling the reading culture and developing writing skills in both primary and secondary school students.
“We share very similar values with the Kaduna State chamber of commerce (KADCCIMA). Teen Trust hopes to inculcate the reading culture in children and improve their communication skills; boost the government’s efforts in encouraging education across all Nigerian states and provide a unique platform for improving reading and writing skills,” he said.
He further said: “It also aims at keeping teenage students updated on what is happening in our country and around the world; to help maintain mental stimulation and enhance logical thinking as well as contribute towards building an enlightened workforce in Nigeria.”
While noting that 70 per cent of the content published in Teen Trust is written by students from subscribed schools across the country, he added that teachers also contribute to the content, while a few pieces are written by the company’s editorial staff.