A Non-Goverment organization, Saliu Mustapha Foundation has announced its plan to organise the 2nd edition of its Inter-secondary school competition.
Comrade Yakub Ahmed Ishowo, The Representative of the foundation, disclosed this while speaking at a press conference on Friday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.
He explained that the idea of the competition is geared towards promoting and rewarding excellence.
According to him, “The preliminary stage of the competition will commence on 2 November, 2022”
“60 schools have been invited, 20 from each of the senatorial district in Kwara State to participate in the competition, while 10 schools from the three districts will progress to the final.”
“You will recall that the first edition of this program held in 2018 with appropriate reward and motivation awarded to participants across the senatorial district of Kwara State.”
” The guideline and criteria for participation was released with participants progressing stage by stage until the final held. The advantage of competition in all areas is that it creates value and drive for quality, this was exactly what the organised secondary school competition by the Saliu Mustapha foundation under the leadership of its was able to promote. The second edition promises to follow the already established culture and sustain the guidelines and criteria for participation across the political zones in the state, covering accommodation and welfare package during the course of the program.”
“It is important to note that the contributions of Sallu Mustapha foundation towards solidifying education must not go unnoticed or unappreciated, especially at a moment many stakeholders are funding entertainment in the country. Whereas, education remains the most proven platform for collective growth and progress in any country”He said.
Conclusively, Ishowo reassured the participants that the Saliu Mustapha foundation remains resolute on social growth and development in Kwara State and Nigeria at large and remain open to partnership and ideas that will surge our dear state to the frontline of development.