The Prince of Wales Secondary School has emerged winners of the Rokel Bank National School Quiz Competition. The grand finale which took place at the Victoria Park over the weekend saw POW scoring 37 points to beat the Kenema Government Secondary School (K School) which trailed closely by 35 points.
The Competition which started last year was held at regional level with major public schools competing for a cash grand prize of Le7.5. Million Rokel Bank’s Public Relations Officer, Rev Spilsbury Williams said the inter secondary school quiz competition was a pilot programme aimed at complementing government’s quality education initiatives and also to promote financial literacy and financial inclusion in Sierra Leone.
“We selected two major schools at regional level and each region had a straight fight between two competitors. The Semi Finals saw St Francis Secondary of Makeni Kenema Government Secondary School, the Prince of Wales, the UCC and Holy Rosary Schools in Bo and Kenema.”
He described the competition as a critical eye opener as far as the standards of education in Sierra Leone are concerned and said Rokel Commercial Bank will continue to organize the event every year. “We believe a lot of good things will come out of this…..our focus now is how to make the next inter school quiz competition bigger and better” he concluded.