MTN Holds Its First-Ever Quiz Competition About Drug Abuse

June 21, 2022

In collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the MTN Foundation sponsored the first edition of its Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) Quiz Competition for secondary school students in Nigeria. 

The quiz competition is part of MTN Foundation’s efforts to raise awareness about drug misuse and addiction amongst Nigerian youths. Its purpose is to reduce first-time drug use and casual substance abuse among secondary school students across the country.

Twelve schools were selected for the first stage of the quiz competition which happened on Tuesday, June 7th 2022 . Ten of those schools participated and three schools emerged as finalists. These three schools were Funtaj International School, Abuja, Intelligence Quotient Academy, Abuja and Government Secondary School (GSS) Ilorin.

On Tuesday 14th June 2022, the three finalists competed for the top spot while answering interesting questions about drug abuse. Funtaj International School Gudu, Abuja, emerged as the winner of the quiz competition. Representatives of the school: Ramat Sakman, Oluwatoyinsola Adeyemi, and Ataba Shehu each received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8 and learning support materials from MTN Foundation.

International Quotient Academy, Garki Abuja was the first runner-up, represented by Raheemah Abdulmalik, Fadil Ibrahim, and Khadeejah Kamil Sani. Each of them received a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, as well as school supplies.



As 2nd runner-up, each representative of Government Secondary School, Ilorin won a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6. The school was represented by Umar Muhammed Sultan, Abdulazeez Abiola Ahmad and Adesina Yusuf. 

The two-hour quiz competition was moderated by Dr Ngozi Madubuike and Chinyere Kalu, with the judges Farida Tukur and Odoemelam Chigbu compiling results.

Shadrach Haruna, secretary of NDLEA, was present at the competition, and he advised students to take advantage of the programme and establish activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation and a speaker at the competition, Odunayo Sanya, emphasised the importance of drug usage prevention. She said: “The unique thing about all of you participating in the quiz is that you have all become ASAP ambassadors and we expect that you will take the ASAP message back to your classrooms, homes and communities. We expect you to spread the message that we are all better off when we don’t touch drugs and stay away from negative peer influence. You all have been promoted to ASAP ambassadors today and we hope to continue to hear great things from you.”

If you missed the competition, you can watch it here 

The MTN Foundation launched ASAP in 2019 as a platform to promote awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction among young Nigerians. The goal of this programme is to prevent kids from abusing narcotics and encourage them to live a drug-free lifestyle.

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