The Inoyo Toro Foundation organized the 2nd edition of the Malaria Quiz Competition as part of activities to mark the 2014 World Malaria Day on behalf of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited. The primary objective of this competition is to promote the awareness of the Malaria scourge in our society, highlight issues of prevention, treatment, and cure of malaria, and also further promote the Corporate Social Responsibility efforts of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) in Akwa Ibom State.
The target was to have 90 schools across Akwa Ibom State to participate in the competition (30 from each Senatorial District). The Foundation worked with the Directorate of School Services of the Akwa Ibom State Secondary Education Board to randomly select 30 schools in each Senatorial District covering all the Local Governments in each district.
Taking into account the size of some local governments, the number of schools in the local governments, and to establish equal representation, 28 Schools were selected in Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District, 32 Schools in Uyo Senatorial District and 26 Schools in Eket Senatorial District making a total of 86 schools.
There were three qualification stages held at the Senatorial District levels, a Semi-Final stage and the Final stage. A total number of 15 schools were to qualify to the semi-finals (5 from each senatorial district level) and 5 schools from the semi-finals to the finals.
In this edition, only 14 schools qualified to the semi – finals and 4 schools to the Grand Finale because the winning school from last year had a direct qualification to the finals to defend their title.
- The Eket Senatorial District qualification stage held on Friday May 16, 2014 at the Government Secondary School, Afaha Eket and 18 participated at this stage.
- The Ikot Ekpene qualification stage took place on Wednesday May 21 2014 at State College, Ikot Ekpene and 21 schools participated at this stage.
- The Uyo qualification Stage held on Friday 23rd, May 2014 at Uyo High School, Uyo and 25 Schools participated in this stage.
- The Semi-Finals took place on Friday 30st May, 2014 at Graces R&R Events Center, IBB way, Uyo at 9:00am.
The finals took place on Friday 30st May, 2014 at Graces R&R Events Center, IBB way, Uyo at 12: noon and 5 schools participated.
As was the case with the maiden edition, all schools that qualified to the semi-finals were asked to prepare a 5 minutes presentation on Malaria which formed part of the scores for this final stage of the competition. However, only the 5 that qualified to the finals were to make these presentations. The schools were scored based on their presentation on malaria, (40%) and their performance in the quiz contest (60%).
At the conclusion of the competition, St Mary Senior Science College, Ediene Abak winners of the maiden edition retained their title and emerged winners of the competition. Ibesikpo Secondary Commercial School, Nung Udoe came 2nd place while Etinan Institute, Etinan took the third position.