Wednesday, 17 April 2019

First Medical student's quiz competition, 4 teams scales to final round

Ukorebi Esien | 16 April, 2019

The First ever Student's Union Government quiz competition for medical students as set up by the office of the deputy senate president of the 6th senate kicked off Monday,15th April with 6 teams participating.

The event which saw 6 lectures and consultants of both the University of Calabar Medical School and Teaching Hospital adopting 6 different teams each as sponsors to the competition.

The likes of Professor Roland Ndoma-Egba, Prof. Victor Nsa, Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem, Prof. Imabong Ekanem, Dr. Joseph Udosen, and Prof. Eyo Ubangha Eyong all had teams under their sponsorship.

At the end of the preliminary of the competition, four teams comprising Prof. Victor Ansa, Prof. Ndoma Egba, Prof. Emmanuel Ekanem and Dr. Joseph Udosen teams all made it for the finals of the competition with Prof. Victor Ansa's team topping the competition with  66.5%, while Prof. Eyong Ubangha and Prof. Ima-Obong Ekanem teams were evicted but will be rewarded for their participation on the grand finale.

Speaking during the event, Miss. Verval Egbe, Deputy senate president and lead organizer of the competition said she decided to create the event out of her passion to see students engage  in intellectual discuss as well as sharpen and horn their skills academically.

She further revealed that "let's discuss" was her motivating factor for seeking elective office in the Students Union Government, as the office she now occupy has given her leverage to encourage hard work among students of the university. She also wished the event becomes an annual event in the school and goes national even as it will gradually embrace other faculties.

The event which will climax Wednesday 17th April will see the remaining four teams competing for the star prize of N50,000 while the runner up goes home with N30,000.

Speaking with TDN, some medical students expressed satisfaction with the process the events went as they said there was no room for manipulation.

One of the students, Miss Rita who spoke with our correspondent said she has learnt a lot from the competition and will make herself available to be part of the event next year. 

Present at event were Dr. Ayodele, Dr. Lawson Egbe, Dr. David ushie, Dr. John Gbaji, Dr. Orokawan, Dr. Donald amongst others.