Three Lagos schools have emerged winners in the smart kids brain competition organized by the Bobo Foods and Beverages Limited.The praise children’s world, in His Grace school, and the Initoro Progess Nursery & Primary school, emerged first, second and third in that order.
The trio were among the 15 schools that participated in the competition held at the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, Lagos.
The competition, held in stages, saw the participating pupils answer questions in subject such as the English Language, Current affairs and Arithmetic.
While the overall best schools received seven sets of desktop computers and printers, the second school got two desktop computers, drum sets and a keyboard, the initiative was to help touch the lives of the future leaders.
‘’Bobo Food and Beverages Nigeria Limited is investing in this programme to actualize its concept of ploughing back to the society. We are committed to the corporate existence of this great nation, hence the need to be fully involved in the corporate social responsibility to the society by motivating pupil’s to aspire to greater heights.’’ And the firm would continue to sustain the competition, just as it would improve on the prizes in subsequent editions. The four year-old competition had received tremendous support from teachers, pupils and their parents and the initiative is another way of rewarding brilliant pupils.
A teacher with in His Grace School, Mr. Honesty Iyekekpolo, while commending the company, said the competition was good for the mental wellbeing of the pupils. He urged other corporate bodies to inaugurate such an initiative.