The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated the Edo State contingent to the Seplat Pearls Quiz Competition for outclassing their peers and showing the indomitable Edo spirit by clinching the first and third positions in the contest.
Two schools from Edo State namely; Presentation National High School, Benin City and University Preparatory Secondary School, Benin City, came first and third respectively in the quiz competition organised by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, in conjunction with joint venture partners, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
The governor, in a statement, commended the students for their gallantry and show of enviable intellect which he said goes to confirm the well-known fact that Edo State retains the fountain of knowledge from where Nigerians drink.
According to him, “I am most elated with the performance of the Edo contingent at the Seplat Pearls quiz competition, as they have shown what we stand for in Edo: sound, undiluted intellectual prowess that conquers when positively charged. That Edo occupies the top ranks at the competition means a lot to us, especially at a time like this, when we need role models for our youth.
“The students from Presentation National High School, Benin and University Preparatory Secondary School, Benin, are a shining light to the new generation of Edo youth by showing that they are not pushovers in intellect. I congratulate them and their schools for such a convincing outing for Edo State at the competition.”
He said the state government will continue to invest in education to sustain and even surpass gains in the education sector, noting that the knowledge economy has come to stay and the state is being prepped to take a huge chunk of the opportunities therein.