Lagos Splashes Gifts On Winners Of Debate


The Blue Roof, Lagos Television, Ikeja, Lagos State was agog at the weekend as  students of public secondary schools in the state thrilled parents, government  officials, teachers and others at a  debate.

The state government showered on the students who excelled and  made their schools  proud.

The finale of the Lagos State Schools’ Debate was between the Lagos State Senior  Model College, Igbonla, Epe and CMS Girls Senior Grammar School, Bariga.  The  subject of debate was Second Term Ticket should be based on Performance.

CMS Girls Grammar School was on the opposing view  and believed that second term  ticket should not be based on performance. Many watchers expected Model College,  Igbonla supporting the motion to win but they disappointed all.

Miss Temitope Nuatin, the chief speaker of CMS Girls Grammar School and the opposing  was the toast of all as she single-handedly convinced the thousands of people  present that second term ticket should not be based on performance.

The winning school got N.5 million, while the students Nuatin and Esther Olatunji  got a computer each and a trophy. The second place winner, Model College, Igbonla  got N250,000, gifts and a trophy and the third place winner, got N150, 000 and other  gifts.  The fourth place winner got N50, 000 and gifts.

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Also, Surakatu Jumoke of Model College, Igbokuta carted away the first prize in the  best speaker category while Ishayya Titi of Badagry Grammar School and Olajire Dora  of Araromi Senior Grammar School came second and third respectively.

The competition started with 288 public schools and eighty nine 89 private schools  which contested at the various district preliminaries between March and April 2010.

The preliminaries produced four schools for the finals which are CMS Girls Senior  Grammar School, Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Araromi Senior Grammar School  and Badagry Grammar School.

Governor Babatunde Fashola who was represented at the debate by her deputy, Princess  Sarah Sosan charged the students to imbibe the virtues of team work, healthy  rivalry, honesty and diligence in all their undertakings

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