Oluwaseun Ajayi & Ameenat Olanrewaju (SIWES Student)
The second edition of School Debate, Yoruba Quiz and Spelling Bees, which are parts of the annual Igbogbo Day Celebrations,took centre stage on Monday,November 20, 2017.
The event, which involved the participation of several schools in Igbogbo community,was held at the Adeboruwa palace in igbogbo.
His Royal Majesty (Oba) Semiudeen Orimadegun Kasali, Emugoriade I, the Adeboruwa of Igbogbo, was represented at the event by Chief O. Orepekan.
The School Debate was keenly contested by the participating schools.
However, in the Senior Secondary School category of the debate competition, Anjola Oladapo and Ikweson Hope from Winsford College emerged winners with 76.5 points while Oloruntobi Daniel and Ishola Samiat from Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College (LSCSSMC), Igbogbo, claimed the 2nd position with 73 points.
Owolabi Ayomide and Adelabu Victoria from Oreyo Grammar School, Igbogbo, and Ojemuyiwa Damola and Oyesumua Precious from Griffiths College,Igbogbo, were tied in the 3rd position with 71 points apiece.
In the Junior secondary school category, Community Junior High School emerged champion with a total point of 66,while LSCSJMC ,Igbogbo, and Zumratul Islamiyyah Junior Grammar School (Z.I.J.G.S)came second as they both scored 65.5 points each. Oreyo Junior Grammar School claimed the third position with 65 points.
In the Spelling Bees competition, Rabiu Ibrahim of Debo Day Nursery & Primary Schools came first while Kenneth Uchenna from Andus Private school and Korede Shittu from Afolawo Nursery & Primary School emerged second and third respectively.
In the Junior secondary School category of the Spelling Bees Competition, Oka Prosper from Oreyo Grammar School beat other contestants to emerge champion while Anuma Sunday from Elepe Community School came 2nd and Olayiwola Wariz from Al – Mubarak School claimed the third position.
In the Senior Secondary School category, Tobi Boluwatife of Keme Balogun emerged first while Abdulahi Dasola from Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Igbogbo and and Facus Oluwaseun from Oreyo Grammar School emerged second and third respectively.
Also, to show that the organizers of the annual Igbogbo Day are not paying lip service to the promotion of Yoruba language, quiz competition were held in Yoruba Language among the schools and after brilliant performances by the participating schools, Goldline School, Igbogbo, Salvation Army School and A.U.D Scchool, Igbogbo, emerged first, second and third respectively in the Primary School category.
In the Junior Secondary School category of the Quiz Competition, Prev College, Z.I.J.G.S Junior School, Igbogbo, and LSCSJMC, Igbogbo, emerged first, second and third respectively while Afolawo School beat other schools to emerged winner in the Senior School category. Future Redeemer College and Fola Bright School emerged second and third respectively.