Marist Nyanga wins Old Mutual quiz

HARARE - Marist Brothers Nyanga is the winner of this year’s edition of Old Mutual Zimbabwe Schools’ Quiz Tournament.

The highly-rated Manicaland School beat St Albert’s High School and Vimbai High School into second and third positions respectively at the national finals held at Rest Haven Retreat in Harare recently.

For coming first, Marist Brothers Nyanga walked away with the main trophy and a laptop while St Albert’s High School and Vimbai High School were awarded a trophy, a smart phone and an Internet tablet each.

Book of African Records, the organisers of the of Old Mutual Zimbabwe Schools’ Quiz Tournament, have hailed the impact the quiz tournament is having on students.

“When one speaks to the students who participated in the quiz, it is evident they feel the quiz is a positive initiative.

“The Afro-centric focus of the quiz allows students to sharpen their minds and augment their knowledge on Africa.

“A culture of research and study is developed among the students, with positive spillovers in their core curricula activities,’’ said national quiz director Kudakwashe Gariwe.

The quiz director added that the participating students demonstrated impressive understanding of current affairs.

Apart from facilitating interaction between students from various schools, the national quiz also provided the teachers to share ideas on various aspects.

National Association of School Heads (Nash) head in charge of quizzes and debates, Potter Gwinji from Tinde High School in Binga, was impressed by the national quiz that was aired on ZiFM from Monday to Thursday after the 1900 hours news.

“We encourage key stakeholders like Old Mutual to continue to support and sustain such programmes thereby facilitating positive avenues for scholars to better themselves,” he said.

 

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