Kabwe district scoops central inter- district quiz tournament

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Kabwe district scoops central inter- district quiz tournament


Mkushi, March 16, ZANIS—Kabwe District has won the 2013 Central Province inter-District Schools quiz tournament which was held in Mkushi District yesterday.


Mkushi Secondary School Manager Evaristo Bwembya confirmed the results to ZANIS, saying that Kabwe had emerged victorious from the two day tournament with a total of 380 points.


Mr. Bwembya said that hosts Mkushi district came in second place with 370 points, whilst Kapiri-Mposhi took third place with 358 points.


He said that in other results, Serenje got 335 points, Mumbwa on 325 whilst Chibombo gathered 285 points.


He explained that the points reflected the overall cumulative totals from both the Junior as well as senior categories, saying that the tournament involved Civic education, History, Geography and Sciences.


Representative from the Provincial Education Office (PEO) Benard Mwanza expressed satisfaction with the level of competition amongst the 6 district teams that contested in the tournament.


Mr. Mwanza, who is Kabwe District Education Standards Officer (DESO), said that he was confident that Central Province would mount a strong challenge at the inter-Provincial Quiz tournament to be held in Mongu this April.


He however cautioned the pupils who had been selected to represent the Province against being complacent adding that competition at the coming tournament in Mongu was going to be stiff.


Meanwhile, several pupils from amongst the teams at this tournament observed that there was need for Government to consider consolidating the current school’s curriculum in aspects such as Science, Geography, and Civic Education.


One of the contestants, Thomas Mutakela of Kapiri-Mposhi, said that there was need for school curriculum to promote scientific innovations from the pupils, saying that this would help to propel the local manufacture of machinery.


Another contestant, Derrick Musole of Kabwe, observed that there was need to mainstream the dangers related to environmental disruption, climate change as well as global warming, in subjects such as geography and science.


Claude Chulu of Chibombo however, felt that there was need to add depth to Civic education by fusing more aspects of Town Planning, explaining that such a move would help to curb illegal settlements in future.


Six schools competed in this years Provincial inter-district quiz tournament.