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Public schools shine at MSSN Lagos Intellectual Competitions Finals

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After an impressive display of academic talent, intellectual prowess, and youthful enthusiasm, winners have emerged for the finals of the 2024 Intellectual Competitions (LIC) 2024 organized by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Lagos State Area Unit.


The event featured quiz competitions for junior secondary students, debates for senior secondary students, and essay writing for undergraduates.


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In the junior secondary school quiz competition, students Royhana Ismail

from Vetland Junior Grammar School emerged 1st while Farhan Sodiq from Usoolol Iman and Abdul Rahman Olaloye from Taqwa School emerged 2nd and 3rd respectively for showcasing their quick thinking and comprehensive knowledge.


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The debate competition for senior secondary students was won by the articulate team from Badore Community Senior Secondary School, who impressed the judges with their well-reasoned arguments and eloquence. Taqwa High School and Linksbond College emerged 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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Aminat Ayinde of Sanya Senior Grammar Grammar School won the prize for Best Speaker, while Azeemah Afolabi from Muhimat Memorial School emerged as the prize winner for 2nd Best Speaker.


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The undergraduate essay writing competition saw Shitta Romlah, Lagos State University won the 1st Prize; Ogundipe Nurudeen, University of Lagos, 2nd Prize; while Fathia Abolanle emerged 3rd for their insightful and well-researched essay.


Meanwhile, MSSN Lagos has celebrated the winners of the various categories for their exceptional performances and demonstrated passion for knowledge.


The Amir (President) of MSSN Lagos, Kamoldeen Abiona commended the organizing team and the participants for the meticulous organization of the event and the charged atmosphere that reflected the participants’ dedication and preparation.


Abiona said the competition not only highlighted individual achievements but also underscored the potential and talent within Nigeria’s educational institutions.


He said, As the competition continues to grow in stature and influence, there is an increasing need for government and corporate organizations to partner and support this commendable programme. Government support could enhance the competition’s reach and impact, providing more resources to ensure its continued success and expansion.


“By partnering with MSSN Lagos, the government can help cultivate the next generation of leaders and thinkers, equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today’s interconnected world,” Abiona added.


Speaking at the contest, the Director of Studies of the MSSN Lagos and Chairman LIC 2024, Mustapha Muhammad said the articulate debates, swift quiz responses, and insightful essays demonstrated the participants’ intellectual maturity and commitment to academic excellence.


He stated, “MSSN Lagos Intellectual Competitions (LIC) hold significant value for the broader community, fostering healthy competition and cultivating critical thinking, public speaking skills, and research abilities among students.


“These skills are crucial for their future endeavours, especially in an era dominated by social media where deep engagement with information is often overlooked.


“The MSSN Lagos Intellectual Competitions 2024 Finals were not just a showcase of academic talent but also a celebration of intellectual curiosity and disciplined preparation. The event highlighted the enduring value of structured academic challenges in nurturing well-rounded individuals.


“As the competition continues to evolve, it promises to remain a beacon of educational excellence and a platform for nurturing future leaders. With the support of the government and corporate partners, the MSSN Lagos Intellectual Competitions can reach new heights, benefiting even more students across the region,” he said.

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