As part of efforts geared towards engaging the students thereby creating
opportunities for them to participate in programmes virtually while at home,the Lagos State Government has revealed plans for the Year 2020
Governor’s Quiz Competition.
Disclosing this in an interview from her office at the Secretariat, Alausa,
Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated
that the programme is an initiative of the Ministry of Education aimed at
testing the knowledge of students – both government and private – as well
as ensuring that they are always prepared to take up any proficiency test.
Adefisayo noted that the Governor’s Quiz Competition, which is an annual
event is being held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and
adaptation to the ‘new normal. She expressed that students/schools have
been selected across the Six Education Districts to participate in the
preliminaries which will herald the Grand Finale coming up 7 th August,
In her words, “The Ministry has taken time to study the peculiarities that
comes with the guidelines of keeping safe as well as ensuring social
distancing and has deployed all necessary technical expertise to ensure
that our students can compete in any competition or attend seminars
While speaking, the Commissioner implored parents/guardians to enable
their children/wards have access to watch the program and learn from
the event which is highly competitive.
According to the Honourable Commissioner, viewers can watch via the live
streaming on Lagos State Ministry of Education’s Facebook page
@lasgeducation or YouTube @Education LASG. She affirmed that the
Grand Finale will be held on Friday, 7 th August, 2020 at 10:00am, adding
that the competition will be moderated by a renowned Quiz Master, Mr.
Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo concluded by resolving that the Education
Ministry will not relent in its efforts towards ensuring that a conducive
the atmosphere is provided for teaching and learning during this Covid-19
period. She, therefore, urged the students to shun all vices while at home
and continue to learn extensively through the radio, television and online