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Helen McGhie wins Zim Agric show quiz 

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Helen McGhie wins Zim Agric show quiz 


Ellen Mlambo

ZIM AGRIC SHOW-Helen McGhie Primary School has won the National Zimbabwe Wildlife Conservation (ZWC) quiz competition at the Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS). 
Thirty primary schools from all the ten provinces participated in the competition yesterday. Each Province had three competing schools.
Sponsors of the event included ZB Bank, EMA, Fusertech, Eversharp, Forestry Commission and Holiday Inn. 
Helen McGhie finished with 94 points and received a laptop and a 5,000-litre tank courtesy of ZB Bank. The students got tablets from Fusertech whilst their tutors pocketed US$ 40 each from ZB bank. 
Convent of Chita cheZvipozvemoto (CZM) from Gokwe came second with 86 points. The school received a printer from Fusertech and a laptop from ZB Bank. The students got Huawei phones, whilst their two teachers received US$30 from ZB bank. 
Dudley Hall from Norton came third and received a laptop courtesy of ZB Bank. Students received Itel mobile phones whilst their teachers pocketed US$20 each. 
The school beat Chinyenyetu after they were square on 82 points. 
All participating students received certificates of participation, t-shirts, a mug and a cap from the Forestry Commission, exercise books and khaki covers from First Pack and pens and rulers from Eversharp. 
Kwekwe-based Russell Primary won the competition last year. 
Chief Director for Primary Education in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Olicah Kaira, was the guest of honour. She was representing the acting Permanent Secretary, Kwadzanayi Nyanungo.  
ZWC Co-Founder and Projects Manager Miriam Chiduku commended the quiz competition and said the event was a life-challenging experience. 
“The quiz competition is a life-changing experience for the students. Having a student travelling from remote areas to Harare for the first time, attending the event and winning is amazing. 
“The quiz questions are meant to be challenging compared to the existing curriculum because it aims to create critical thinkers and have student research. It is amazing how they still pass. The quiz also aims to ensure that students get more exposure to issues regarding wildlife, conservation, agriculture, ICT, Greening and the environment at large,” she said. 

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