The Senior Secondary School debate held at the Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
AFRIMA in partnership with the Africa Union donated computers, exercise books and other writing materials to participating schools at the recent Felabration 2016 with the topic ''Reparation, Yes or No".
Highlighting AFRIMA's objectives in partnering Felabration 2016 edition in the schools debate, Country Director, Nigeria/Co Producer, AFRIMA, Kingsley James, said it created another platform for the AFRIMA Foundation to purse her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in Lagos State, the 2016 Official Host City for AFRIMA through its Educate-A-Child (Our Voice) initiative.
Speaking at the opening of the debate, founder of Felabration and daughter of the late music legend, Ms. Yeni Kuti said, "The topic was chosen to test the knowledge of the students on history. We needed to challenge their knowledge of Africa's history and for students to learn new things about their heritage. We want to keep Fela's love of culture and learning alive among young people".
10 Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos State namely: Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Senior Secondary; Community Senior Grammar School, Gberigbe; Epe Senior Grammar School; Cayley College; Lagos City Senior College; Vivian Fowler Memorial College; St Gregory’s College; Atunrase Senior High School; Army Children Senior High School, Ikeja; and Dowen College, were represented by their students who turned out in numbers.
The judges include Mr. Kunle Bakare (Publisher, Encomium Magazine); Ms. Princess Abumere (Entertainment Editor, Pulse NG); Mr. Kingsley James; Mrs. Morayo Afolabi-Brown (TVC broadcaster) and Mrs. Jumoke Alawode-James (TVC broadcaster).
The first prize was clinched by Dowen College, second was Vivian Fowler Memorial College and in third position, Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Senior Secondary. After receiving their winner's prizes and other gifts handed out by Mr. Kingsley James, the excited students and schools' management officials present at the event thanked AFRIMA for the generous donation.
AFRIMA 2016 grand awards ceremony holds on Sunday, November 6 with thousands of guests expected in Lagos for the various events.