Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) trained 476 students at her 4th Edition of the Dare to be Brightest ICT Guy/Girl (B.I.G.) training and quiz competition for secondary schools. In conjunction with the Kano State Ministry of Education, the training and quiz competition took place from October 20th -22nd, 2015.
PIN impacted students with the knowledge of ICT productivity tools ranging from basic computer skills, using ICT tools to improve academic performances, basic functions of the keyboard, and different functions of Microsoft office package and how to use social media to enhance their studies. Through the interactive session, students were made to bare their minds about their future career interests, further demonstrating their knowledge using Microsoft Productivity tools in a practical session.
The 30 Participating schools at the ICT training were Governor’s College, GGSS Shekara, GGC Dala, GSS R/Gado, GSS Gwarzo, Hajara Buhari Islamic College, GGSS Kabo, GSS Tarauni, GGC Airport Road, Kano Kapital Girls, GSS Gwale, GGSS Dukawiya, GGSS Madobi, Kano Capital School Boys, GGC Gezawa, GGSS Kiru, GSS Kawaji, GGSS Mainagge, Day Science College, Government College Kano, Rumfa College Kano, GGSS Turaki Hashim, GGSS Jogama, GSS Rano, GSS Sharada, Army Day Secondary School, GSS D/Kudu, GSS Panshekara, GSS Dawanau and GSS Bachirawa.
29 schools participated in the Quiz competition on the final day of the Dare to be BIG event which had 3 rounds. At the end of the final round, 3 schools emerged tops with Government Secondary School Kawaji taking the 1st position. Government Girls Secondary School Shekara and Government Girls Secondary School Dukawiya took the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
The top 3 schools were presented with Trophies for their schools while each of the quiz representatives were given Etisalat Cliqlite tabs as prizes for the first position, Tecno M3 phones for second position and Smartphones as the third position. Quiz representatives of the schools that took 4th to 8th positions were also given branded shirts from Etisalat and more exciting gifts were given to students who answered bonus questions at the quiz competition. All participating schools were also given educational materials courtesy Etisalat Nigeria.
PIN appreciates the Ministry of Education for the high level of co-ordination at the 4th edition of the Dare to be BIG ICT training and quiz competition in Kano State. Moreover, the support of our pioneer partners Etisalat Nigeria and Dufil Foods, makers of Indomie Noodles is highly commendable, as our student participants were well catered for. PIN looks forward to reaching out to many more secondary schools across Nigeria and equally welcome more partners to work with us on our Dare to be BIG project.