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Published On: Mon, May 1st, 2023

32 Countries Qualify To African Nations Quiz Final

Thirty-two countries represented by various students of different areas derived from different schools ranging from Lower Basic to Senior Secondary between age 12 to 19 qualified to the African Nations final quiz competitions set for May 25th, 2023 at the Brikama College.

The African Nations quiz competition was set to create new confidence and expressions for young African children.The final quiz competition would be held through celebrating children day and African liberation day.

However, the finalists where emerged from last Saturday’s quiz competitions from four round of questions where four over four and three over four were qualified at an event organized by (TAKE-M) transformation organization of national spelling Be with a new initiative called African Nations quiz held at the Brikama College.

The occasion converged 50 students who represented 50 countries of the African continent who were initially selected through a primary round.

In an interview with the VOD, TAKE-M Chief Executive Officer, Tunde M.N. Ogundimu called the need to regain the image of Africa which necessitated to start with the young ones to change their minds towards the positive side of Africa.

He appealed to all stakeholders’ support for the final quiz completion as he intends Gambia to be the headquarters for African counties to partake in the program. He thanked Africell for the support while urging Africell to take ownership of the program.

 Isatou Sowe, one of the judges of the competition noted that the idea behind the competition was to bring awareness to the students to know the history of Africa by bringing out the beauty of Africa through quiz.

To also expose the kids to the positive side of Africa to know that Africa is not the continent that people thought it was.She noted that the competition would expose the children to know the geographical divisions of the countries and other countries which were unknown to them, likewise to widen their horizons.

She revealed that as they began this program, the first initiative was to go through the finals from which the winners would be privilege to at least visit the African Union Headquarters and see the documentations, files and others that would serve as motivation to others.

 Batuly Nancy Jallow, a participant who represented Ethiopia noted that she was excited to partake in the quiz, knowing that it would teach her a lot.

She said that through research, she got to know a lot about Ethiopia even though she has never been there.She said it widened her knowledge to know a lot of unpopular African nations that she has never heard of.

She said she became part of the quiz through a preliminary round where they sat for a test from which she qualified to this stage.She concluded that her achievement would not necessarily been the winner but to have more knowledge about the African continent.

“To change initiative and the perception about people who think Africa as a bad continent, but I don’t think so, because all these developments that are happening in the West, they took a lot from Africa to develop theirs.

So I believe in Africa, I believe we can make it and in years to come, Africa will be better than theirs,” she believes.

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