HANDMAIDS EDUCATION COORDINATOR ORGANISES AN INTER ZONE QUIZ AND DEBATE COMPETITIONS FOR SCHOOLS
The Education Coordinator of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, Sister Perpetua ImaObong Samuel, HHCJ organized an inter-zone quiz and debate competitions for Primary and Secondary categories of our Schools at Ancilla Girls College, Calabar.
The quiz competition started on Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 with the participating schools as follows:
· Ancilla Nursery/Primary school, Ikot Ansa, Calabar, Cross River State
· Charles Walker International Nursery and Primary School, No. 7 Ewa Ekeng Street, Calabar, Cross River State.
· Madonna Montessori Nursery/Primary School, 130 Calabar Road, Calabar, Cross River State.
· Immaculate Conception Nursery/Primary School, Edem Ekpat, Akwa Ibom state.
· Infant Jesus Nursery/Primary School, Oron, Akwa Ibom state.
A welcome song was rendered by the pupils of Charles Walker International Nursery/Primary School, Calabar.
The Provincial Superior, Sister Mildred Udoh, HHCJ gave an opening remarks. She thanked all participating schools including their heads, members of staff and students/pupils for the educating and entertaining competitions which had further deepened cordial relationship among the schools.
In her welcome address and remarks, the Coordinator of Schools welcomed everyone to the administrative Seat of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, South Eastern Province, which is also the bedrock of the Congregation by which the remains of our Foundress and the four Foundation members laid. She revealed that it was appropriate for our students/Pupils to have the maiden competition at the headquarters to enable Pupils/Students have a view of the roots of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus where they are the beneficiaries.
She urged the students/pupils to relax, interact and learn from each other since the aim of the gathering was not just to compete but to promote group harmony, provoke discussions and healthy debate, challenge themselves positively, compare notes, make new friends and support each other as children of Mother Mary Charles Magdalen Walker, RSC.
Also present at the competitions were members of the Planning Committee
Sister Victoria Etim – Chairperson of the Planning Committee
Sister Roseline Okon – Assistant
Sister Agatha Iwuegbu – Member
In attendance were some Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, Principals, Head-teachers of our schools, members of staff and pupils/students of the participating schools. Different judges were employed for the different days to assist in judging the competitions.
One of the most striking aspect, worthy of note was the fact that all Handmaids schools have the same uniform wherever it is located in the whole world. It was difficult to differentiate one from another during the competition. The parents/guardians were very excited when they came to pick their wards to realize that schools came from Akwa Ibom and Cross River State with same uniform.
THE EVENT STAR
The quiz competition was segmented into three rounds: first – Mathematics, second- English Language, third- General paper. The participating schools all did wonderfully well.
The aim which was to bring our schools in these three zones (Uyo, Ikot Ekpene and Calabar) together to interact and to uphold our moral values was met. The same competition was held in Annunciation Girls’ Juniorate, Ogoja for schools in Ogoja zone for proximity reasons.
However, the trophy was given to Charles Walker International Nursery/Primary School, Calabar who emerged the overall best. Certificates of participation were issued to competitors from other participating schools.
The secondary schools had their turn on 12th March, 2020. The participating schools for the quiz competition and debate were;
· Loreto Girls Juniorate Afaha Obong, Abak, Akwa Ibom State
· Ancilla Girls College, Calabar, Cross River State.
· Infant Jesus Model Secondary School, Oron, Akwa Ibom State
· Sacred Heart Girls Secondary School, Calabar, Cross River State
· Stella Maris Girls College, Ikot Etim, Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom State
· Assumption Girls Juniorate, Ndon Ebom, Uruan, Akwa Ibom State.
All the participating schools did their best to come out successfully. They displayed their talents and the aim was also achieved.
The picture below shows students from Ancilla Girls’ College, Calabar, Assumption Girls’ Juniorate, Ndon Ebom and Infant Jesus Model Secondary School, Oron, all in same uniform!
We also had students from diocesan schools where the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus are managers:
Sacred Heart Girls College, Calabar, Cross River State and Stella Maris Girls’ Secondary School, Ikot Etim, Akwa Ibom State.
Infant Jesus Model Secondary School, Oron emerged the overall best in quiz completion and other schools were also presented with certificates.
The topics for the debate competition and the competing schools are as follows:
1. T.V. PROGRAMMES HAVE BAD INFLUENCE ON TODAY’S TEENS.
Ancilla Girls College vs Loreto Girls Juniorate.
2. IS TECHNOLOGY A BLESSING TO OUR MODERN SOCIETY OR A CURSE?
Stella Maris Girls College vs Infant Jesus Model College.
3. PRIVATE SCHOOL TRAINING IS BETTER THAN PUBLIC SCHOOL TRAINING
Sacred Heart Girls’ College vs Assumption Girls Juniorate.