Somerset College, Surulere, has defeated over twenty (20) schools in Lagos to emerge as the winner of the 8th edition of The Roses Ministry Annual Senior Secondary School Competition and Seminar.
The keen contest which took place at the SWAN Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos recently, was well attended by several schools in Lagos, including New Estate Baptist Secondary School, Surulere; Somerset College, Surulere; Bedrock College, Surulere; Shonis International Secondary School, Surulere; Rainbow College, Bode Thomas, Surulere; Queens College, Yaba; Oba Adelani Memorial College, Aguda, Surulere; Princeton College, Surulere; Distinction College, Aguda; Feblak Secondary School, Surulere, and others.
According to the founder, The Roses Ministry and the convener of the programme, Pharm. (Mrs.) Regina Ezenwa, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (FPSN), Roses Ministry focuses on showing God’s love to the hurting and vulnerable in practical ways.
She noted that copies of a motivational book with moral lessons, titled: “Think Big”, by Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, were given to the participants, few months before the seminar, to enable them read and prepare for the quiz competition, adding that this was done to encourage and help restore reading culture in them.
At the end of the competition, the panel of judges, including, Engr. Emma Okeke; Mrs. Chidi Ebizie; Pharm. (Mrs) Bimbo Dada; Barr.Chuma Egemonye; Dr. Anele Ebizie; Pharm.(Mrs) Rosemary Nikoro; Mr. Jerry Chira; Dr Geoff Ohen; Pharm. Okey Okaekwu and Engr. Obidi Ezenwa declared Somerset College, Surulere, as the winner, after garnering 583 points as against Gloryland School, Aguda, Surulere and Queens College, Yaba, which came second and third respectively.
While presenting the trophy to students of Somerset College, the special guest of honour, Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, commended the participants for putting in their best performance, adding that he was impressed with the level of commitment showcased by the students, as well as the standard set by The Roses Ministry.