The greatest service they say is service to humanity, but no service to humanity is greater than that which liberate the mind from the shackles of ignorance. No event better underscored this than the Basic Education and Literacy program of the Rotaract District 9110 Nigeria under the leadership of Rotr. Constance Jaiyeola; the District Rotaract Representative.
The hallmark of the event which was held today 19th of February 2020 at the Keystone bank hall of the Rotary Centre, Ikeja was a keenly contested quiz competition cutting across subjects like Mathematics, English Language, Civil Education and Basic Science amongst representatives from the Junior Secondary classes involving:
Ilupeju junior Grammar School
Estate junior Grammar
Ewu Elepe junior secondary school
Ikeja junior high school
Oduduwa junior secondary school
After about 2 hours of drilling the contestants on the hot seat, Ilupeju junior grammar school emerged the winner of the competition, followed closely by estate Junior school as 1st runner up and Ewu Elepe junior secondary school as 2nd runner up. As a beffiting reward for academic excellence most especially during this era when lip service is paid to education, the District made a presentation of textbooks and dictionaries to equip the library of the winning school, whilst also giving prizes and other gift items to all participating schools.
In the words of the District Rotaract Representative ” the performance of the students today gives me hope that the future of Nigeria is bright”.
The event ended with beautiful photo sessions as the students smiled with fulfilment knowing fully well that they had made their respective schools proud.