Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife once again reasserted OAU as 'Oba Awon Unifaasiti' on Tuesday, 18th October 2016 in the University of Ibadan, Ibadan as students from the department of Nursing emerged winners in a quiz competition. The quiz which was the third of Its kind was a part of the University of Ibadan Nurses Week 2016. The week was organised by the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students’ Association(NUNSA), UI Chapter.
The quiz competition which was actually the last on programme for the day had representatives from five participating schools, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Babcock University Ilishan (BABCOCK), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife(OAU), University of Ibadan (UI) and University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).
The scope of the competition ranged from Human Physiology to Foundation of Nursing Practice to Advance Medical Surgical Nursing to Maternal and Child Health and Current Affairs and included characteristically standard, challenging and brain tasking questions. However, the representatives were apparently not intimidated as they played along with the questions.
At the end of the quiz competition, Babcock University came up with a total of 10 points, Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti and the University of Ilorin both ended with a total of 15 points each, thus both emerging the 3rd. The University of Ibadan had a narrow win with a total of 16 points claiming the 2nd position. The Obafemi Awolowo University at the end of the quiz competition had 23 points, thus emerging the overall winner of the contest.
The Convener, Ife Nursing Debate And Quiz Society (INDAQS), Mr. Akinsumade while being interviewed, stated it clear that among the objectives of the association which he oversees is to see to it that OAU Nursing students are always prepared for debates, quiz competitions and other literary activities. INDAQS formed few years ago has always have it as her hallmark emerging victorious in competitions, "My team has been working hard to ensure we come nothing but 1st in this invite of UI most especially when we reflected on the fact that since 2012 we have always been coming 1st in any contest we have with UI, thus we could not afford to have anything other than 1st, he said." He however, accorded all glory, honour and praise to the Almighty God, acknowledging the efforts of his team.
Credits- Lurogho Akinola Courage