- Skyline University
Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) has held the maiden edition of Crossfire Star Quiz online competition for pre-varsity schools. The competition which took place on 20th June and 27th June was organized by the University Student Service Department in collaboration with Marketing department to stimulate the interest and passion of young minds in the skills of technology at the disposal of Skyline University Nigeria and to promote a harmonious relationship between pre-varsity schools and the university so that there is continuous support and social interaction.
There were 16 schools in participation with about 80 senior secondary students. The schools' locations cut across the country. These schools include Prof MKM Galadanci School, Zayyad Academy, Christfield School, Bennie International School, El Buhaj Royal Academy, Groombase College, Lagos, Asha International Model School, Nifolk International School, Addy Basic School, Hasiyanda International School, Iqra College, Intercontinental College, ArRayhan International School, Shubla Academy, Jofay International School and Yandutse College.
The Competition witnessed keen battle in Current affairs, English, mathematics, Geography, Science and Technology amongst representatives from the participating schools across private secondary schools in Nigeria. While it was a fun and interactive competition, it is one of the many Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the university to promote community development.
The virtual quiz was organized in two stages: preliminary round and the knockout round. The preliminary round was conducted on Saturday, 19 June and 8 schools made it to the next. The knockout stage was conducted on Saturday 27 June. The eight schools in this category were: Intercontinental College Kano, Christfield College Ado Ekiti, Iqra College Ilorin, El-Buhaj Royal Academy, Asha International Model School, Yanduste College Kano, Bennie International School and Jofay International School. At the end of the competition, Intercontinental College Kano emerged first place, while Chirstfield College Ado-Ekiti came second place, and Iqra College, Ilorin came third.
Earlier, while delivering the opening remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota welcomed all participants and guests at the event and stated that “It gives him pleasure to see the enthusiasm in students and the school representatives and he wished the students success in this maiden online quiz event organized by Skyline University Nigeria.
The Director of Academic Support Service of Skyline University Nigeria, and the coordinator of the competition, Ms. Sarada Maganti, while giving the closing remarks, stated that “the students were scored on account of representation, promptness of answers, organization skills and timing”. She also highly appreciated the contributions of the able Quiz Masters - Mr John Ayodele, Mr Bright Abour, Mr Precious Nenji, Mr. Kelly I Akhigbe and Mrs. Goodluck Ugwumba, as well as the SUN Team who made the program a grand success.