The need to encourage healthy rivalry among students in Lagos state and improve their communication skills have again been emphasized by the deputy Governor,Dr Idiat Adebule at the grand finale of the Lagos Schools Debate.
The Lagos state schools debate,the ninth in its series had 3,015 schools ,1668 government and 1347 private schools in all the districts in the state registered for the competition.
After the zonal preliminaries,60 schools which emerged winners were groomed on the nitty gritty of public speaking.
The state’s Deputy Governor,Dr Idiat Adebule said the essence of the competition is to broaden their scope of knowledge and equip them to excel on life.
She commended the teachers for their zeal in making sure the pupils exhibit their talents in public speaking
Principals,teachers,parents and even pupils listened to the debaters with rapt attention ,anxious to know the winners of each category.
At the individual speaker’s debate,7 pupils from 6 schools had as its criteria, appearance, comportment, content, expression and duration slogged it out for the first place.At the end of the debate, Abayomi Ahmadu from Oregun senior high school, ojota emerged winner of the Lagos Schools Debate.
At the primary school level,Aye toro primary school,somolu won odo abode pry school, Mushin Community junior high school, Alapere emerged winner of the junior secondary school level while vetland senior grammar school, Agege lost to Agbede senior secondary school at the senior secondary school category.
The overall winner won one million naira,1st runners up won 750 thousand naira while the 2nd and 3rs runners up got 500 and 250 thousand naira respectively.