As Harford School for Girls wins ‘Brain of Moyamba quiz competition,’ youngest commissioner dishes out scholarships
In a bid to continue his contribution to the success of His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity especially in the area of education in the Moyamba district, Sierra Leone’s youngest Commissioner of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Commissioner Alhaji Dauda Musa Bangura, who doubles as an indigene of Moyamba district, on 13th February 2016 dished out scholarships to pupils drawn from four schools within the district. (Photo: Commissioner Alhaji Dauda Musa Bangura presenting school materials to pupil)
The pupils were part of those who actively participated in the just concluded “Brian of Moyamba Quiz Competition 2016, organised by Radio MoDCAR as part of events marking the 11 years anniversary of the Radio station.
Presenting the scholarship and other learning materials to the Brian of Moyamba, and other pupils from who participated in the event, Commissioner Bangura expressed thanks and appreciation to the organisers of the Competition while further expressing great admiration to all the pupils that competed on the event.
He went on to say he was touched by the outstanding performances he witnessed from all the participants of the competition. He said it is not an easy task to do public speaking but that when pupils at this level start to practice public speaking and debate it will help them develop confidence to speak in public confidently.
The fine young Commissioner congratulated all the competitors while further admonishing them to take their academic work seriously. He told them the district is known for producing good and prospective product that have immensely contributed to the development of Sierra Leone.
He called on them to study will and pass their exams because the district need people that can come in and contribute to its development, adding that much needed to be done in Moyamba district.
Winner of the competition, Monica Williams of SSS 2 at the Great Harford Secondary School for Girls, bagged two (2) years scholarships with other learning materials, second position went to Sahr Combie of Kulafia Rashideen Islamic Secondary School whilst the third position was clinched by Fredrik Wray of St. Joseph Convent Secondary for Girls who joined other winners to bag one year scholarships each.
One of the Judges for the competition, Rev. Rose Freeman expressed thanks to the Commissioner for supporting educational activities in the district which according to her, has inspired more pupils to put more effort in their studies. The reverend appealed to Commissioner Bangura to continue to support such initiatives.
Mr. Kalil, another Judge from Bo town urged other Moyamba stakeholders and indigenes to replicate such a programme which he believes will served as an inspiration tools to pupils.
Station Manager of Radio MoDCAR said with support like this they will continue to organize such a competition to help build pupils’ academic skills.
The competition which attracted other stakeholders including teachers, religious leaders from all corners of Moyamba was climaxed with jubilation and numerous presentations of assorted schools learning materials.
By Abdul R. Bedor Kamara
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