By Favour Nnabugwu
Baptist Girls Academy has emerged the winner of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) ‘s Secondary schools quiz competition.
The school emerged top amongst the five schools that participated in the competition. It was followed by Reagan Memorial which came second.
International School Lagos, came third, while Baptist Academy came fourth and Gideon International School came fifth.
President/Chairman of Council of CIIN
Sir. Muftau Oyegunle, said the quiz competition is borne out of the CIIN’s desire to enlighten and introduce young minds to the amazing world of insurance, stressing that the initiative is also aimed at promoting the significance of insurance in our daily lives, community development, poverty elimination, economic advancement and world peace.
“Insurance ensures that we have adequate safety nets against the misfortunes of life by providing compensation for its customers that enable them to survive the adversities of life”
“Hence, insurance provides us with a means of protecting ourselves and our families from unexpected but possible financial losses while also enhancing the capacity to build wealth.
“This competition is designed to create awareness amongst you, the young adults, who we consider the future of our industry, about the importance of Insurance as a service and the career opportunities it offers to students like you.
“It is my belief that whatever you have learnt in preparation for the competition shall impact your lives positively. Similarly, the knowledge and information you receive here today would assist you in your carrier choice,” he said.
He expressed hope that the students would maximize the opportunities which the competition provides and make insurance their course of first choice when going into the university.
He submitted that the competition was not all about winning but also about having fun while learning more about insurance.