Zim’s brightest students face off

THE 2024 edition of the Old Mutual High Schools Quiz competition, which began last week on May 17 in the provinces of Midlands, Masvingo, Mashonaland Central and Manicaland, promises to celebrate knowledge, talent and the spirit of competition.

This Friday, the competition will be held in the provinces of Matabeleland South, Mashonaland West, Matabeleland North, Mashonaland East and Bulawayo, while in Harare the competitions will be held on May 27 when the best schools will fight for the chance to advance to the final scheduled competition. for September.

By sponsoring the school quiz, in partnership with the African Book of Records, Old Mutual aims to promote education while providing a knowledge-sharing platform for young minds while fulfilling its commitment to fostering academic excellence and intellectual growth. among the country’s youth.

This year’s event aims to increase the number of participating schools to ensure that every student has the opportunity to participate and shine on the national stage.

Old Mutual group sustainability, public affairs and marketing executive Lillian Mbayiwa said the quiz provides a platform for students to showcase their knowledge.

“We are proud to sponsor the National High School Quiz as it serves as a powerful catalyst for knowledge and learning. By providing a platform for students to showcase their general knowledge skills, we are investing in the future of our nation” Mbayiwa said. .

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Mbayiwa added: “The partnership between Old Mutual and Book of African Records has played a vital role in fostering the growth of young minds through African-focused quiz competitions. By exploring the rich history of Africa and delving into its geography, current affairs, science, architecture and technology, the quiz not only tests students’ general knowledge but also broadens their horizons, instilling a deep appreciation for their heritage.”

In previous editions of the competition, finalists enjoyed a two-day program of educational experiences, including financial education, motivational conversations from Old Mutual leaders, visits to sites such as the Mutual Garden Solar Farm, and explorations of the Museum of Technology. African Liberation.

Book of African Records acting chief executive Tyson Mudarikiri said the competitions show the potential of young people.

“The National Secondary School Competition is a testament to the talent and potential that exists within our youth. It is a platform that unifies students from diverse backgrounds, encouraging them to strive for academic excellence and become well-rounded individuals.” he said.

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