SCHOOLS COMPETITIONS IN OGOJA ZONE ORGANIZED BY HANDMAIDS COORDINATOR OF EDUCATION ON THE 12th MARCH, 2020.
It has always been the wish and top priority of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy child Jesus to nurture and flame into action educational plans that would bring about holistic education to better the lives of the young ones entrusted to her care. Her works therefore have immeasurably molded children, thereby making them outstanding in the society.
To butress the idea, the Handmaids education coordinator, Sister Perpetua Imaobong Samuel, HHCJ, organized academic competition for Nursery/Primary and Secondary schools Owned/or managed by Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus in Ogoja zone, Cross River State. In her address, Sister Perpetua Samuel stressed that the rationale for organizing the competition was to inculcate in pupils/students, high academic standard, moral formation as well as encouraging socialization and teamwork.
OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES
Schools who participated from Nursery/Primary category were:
- Handmaids Int’l Nursery/Primary school, Obudu
- Mater Dei Day Int’l Nursery/Primary School, Ogoja
- St. Joseph’s Nursery/Primary School, Ohong
- Regina Caeli Nursery/Primary School, Obubra
- St. Joseph’s Centre for the Visually Handicapped, Obudu
- Good Shepherd Centre for Special Education, Ogoja.
Areas of competition were:
* Quiz on Mathematics, English Language and General paper.
* Spelling Bees
In this category, the Handmaids Int’l Nursery/Primary School, Obudu, emerged overall best in quiz competition while Mater Dei Day Int’l Nursery /Primary School, Ogoja, emerged overall best in Spelling Bees.
Secondary schools’ competition was divided into two categories- Junior and Senior. The competing schools were:
- Handmaids Girls’ College, Obudu.
- St. Catherine’s College, Ogoja.
- Annunciation Girls’ Juniorate, Ogoja.
- Holy Child Secondary School, (Mount Carmel) Ogoja.
At the end of the quiz competition, Handmaids Girls College, Obudu, emerged overall best in the Junior Secondary category.
On the other hand, the senior secondary categories locked horns on debate as follows:
- Holy Child Secondary School (Mount Carmel), Ogoja vs. Handmaids Girls College, Obudu.
Topic ” Technology has caused more harm than good in the society”
- St. Catherine’s College, Ogoja vs. Good Shepherd Center for Special Education, Ogoja.
Topic ” Boarding system of education is better than day school”
- Holy Child Secondary School, Ikom vs. Annunciation Girls Juniorate, Ogoja.
Topic” Single sex education is better than co-education”
After the first round, another topic “Parental irresponsibility is the cause of moral decadence in the society” was debated upon. At the end of the contest, St. Catherine’s College, Ogoja, emerged overall best in the Senior Secondary category.
The gathering was highly educative and competitive as pupils/students displayed their giftedness to the full. It was a good and successful outing that left high marks of confidence and responsibility on our children. It also afforded them the opportunity for socialization and unity. Finally, Certificates of Participation were issued to all the schools.