NGO to partner Blueprint on education promotion

A Non-governmental Organisation called R Connect, has expressed the desire to partner with Blueprint Newspapers to promote basic education in areas of quiz competition for primary school in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Chief Executive Offi cer of the organisation, Habib Lawa, who paid a courtesy call on the management of Blueprint yesterday in Abuja, said already, they were in the third edition of School Quiz League in FCT.

She said the choice of Blueprint Newspapers was to encourage publicity through partnership, adding that it was also designed to improve the performance of student at local and national levels. “Looking properly in the academic sector, you will fi nd our student in the junior and senior secondary schools doing poorly because they aren’t stimulated to learn more.

“Th at is why we are coming up with this quiz. Th is is similar to football leagues that is being widely celebrated both in the international national levels”. “Our aim for this quiz is to reach out to students to encourage them with their studies. Many of the kids may not have much interest attached to studying, but with the benefi ts, this could be a stimulating factor to participate in it”. Lawal further explained that “there would be diff erent kinds of benefi ts for students, saying: A child, after school can sit back at home and participate in the web quiz to win prizes.

“It will also expose them to greater heights and the school will improve on enrolment, free publicity, having a competitive spirits, and also benefi t all mediums involved”. In response, Blueprint General Editor, Mr. Chamba Simeh, said “with this programme, the young ones will indeed concentrate on their studies. “It is a working course, by stretching it and enlightening the policy makers to participate seriously in this, it is encouraging, keep the fi re burning”, he said. Simeh advised the organisation that the project should not be concentrated in FCT alone, but across the 36 states.

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