Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege, Lagos, has won the Senior Secondary School ultimate public speaking contest tagged: “The Eloquence Cup” displacing the defending champions, CMS Grammar School.
The cup is the designated overall trophy prize for oratory amongst secondary schools.
The competition featured two speakers from each of the following nine government-owned secondary schools: CMS Grammar School, Queens College, Kings College, Girls Senior Secondary School, Ikoyi, Falomo Senior High School, Ireti Senior Grammar School, Ikoyi, Kuramo Senior College, Victoria Island, Victoria Island Senior Secondary School, and Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege.
A press statement released by the registrar, Patience Essien said
the competition was organised by the school of eloquence in Lagos recently.
Speaking on the theme: “Drug Abuse and its impact on the youths,” students from nine schools spoke on challenges and consequences of drug abuse among the youth and offered recommendations to address the issue by both state and non-state actors.
In the individual prize category, the students from three of the nine participating schools – Jasmine Chris of Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Leopold Favour of CMS Grammar School, and Oke Abdulrahman of Kings College, Lagos clinched first, second, and third prizes with cash rewards of N150,000; N100,000 and N75,000 respectively.