By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
The organiser of the annual Oyo Sports Quiz, Imole Sports Entertainment has confirmed June 16, 2022 for this year’s edition of the extracurricular programme designed for both private and public secondary schools in Oyo State.
According to the CEO of the firm organizing the event, Ibraheem Oladimeji, who presents a Yoruba Sports Programme on Premier FM 93.5 Ibadan, more schools have signified interest to participate in the sports quiz introduced to expand students knowledge and exploring their new skills at an early age.
The distinguished sports analyst who also works with Fresh FM 105.9 Ibadan, disclosed that the programme had positive impact on the students from about 20 schools that took part in the first edition held last year, where Glorious Secondary School from Amuloko Ibadan emerged winners, while King Jozzy Private School Aba-Ode and Madibo Islamic Schools were first and second runners-up respectively.
While explaining the rationale behind the event, Oladimeji explained that “besides the obvious academic benefits of expanding a student’s knowledge and exploring new skills at an early age, quizzes redefine the education system in significant ways.
“Quizzes especially on sports are interactive platforms where students are not participating to take home a prize or get famous overnight, but to gain knowledge, seek opportunities to excel beyond academics and secure their future. It also changes scope of learning, since questions are based out-of-syllabus and require critical thinking and extensive research”, Oladimeji said.
He however, added that quiz also encourages team work, as students need to form teams while participating, giving them an opportunity to hone their teamwork skills, while thanking Al Aliyah Hajj and Umrah Limited, Handsome Entertainment Ventures, Kabrinis Phase Limited Lounge and Restaurants, Flysafe Travel, Debos Motors Al Jatco Filling Station for their huge support towards the event.