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Students challenged to embrace education

At Least ten secondary schools in Laikipia and some parts of Nyeri County have participated in an inter schools quiz competition aimed at challenging their creativity and enhancing team cohesion among learners.

The interschools competition which was organized by British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) in Nanyuki dubbed MasterMinds Interschools competition saw St. Jude Girls emerge the overall winner.

The best student walked away with a laptop and the participating students got certificates and stationeries.

Speaking to the media, BATUK Commander in charge of Laikipia training unit Colonel Duncan Mann said that they had spent over Sh50 million in holding annual quiz competitions and improving schools’ infrastructures in the region.

“We are here to support education because community engagement is very important for us. This competition will encourage students to have passion for learning and become responsible citizens in the future,” said Col Mann.

Helena Kangai, a teacher at St Jude girls secondary school in Nanyuki said that they had prepared enough which contributed to their win in the inter school competitions.

She said that the competition gave a chance to the students to interact with other learners from other schools.

Gwen Wangari, a student at St Jude girl thanked her teachers for the opportunity to participate in the competition and for helping her emerge the winner.

She noted that they did not win in last year’s quiz competition, but that didn’t stop them from trying for a second time.

Irene Wambui, a student from the same school, said she was lucky to get a laptop after participating in the competition.

She added that she engaged her teachers a lot ahead of the competition which played a major role in her win.

Among the schools that took part are Sweet waters secondary school, Likii mixed secondary school, Narumoro mixed, Thingithu secondary, Bishop Gatimu Ngandu secondary school, Kalalu girls and Nanyuki township secondary school.

By Muturi Mwangi

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