Friday, 19 March 2010

Nigeria puts productivity into schools

Government Girls' Science Secondary School, Kuje Abuja. Nigeria has won the Schools Productivity-In-Action Debate, organised by the National Productivity Centre (NPC).

At the grand finale of the competition held in Abuja, Government Girls' Science Secondary School, Kuje and Government Day Secondary School, Karu, proposed and opposed the motion that, 'Agriculture has contributed more to national productivity than the Petroleum sector'.

Director General of NPC, Dr. Paul Bdliya said the contest was, a part of the centre's Schools Productivity Programme, an educational project aimed at empowering students with basic productivity concepts and culture for self and national development and with an overall objective of breeding productivity conscious citizens.

It is also an important aspect of the centre's campaign for improved productivity culture amongst the youths; to draw their attention to the benefits of improved productivity through culture building and value orientation.

Bdliya expressed hope that the programme, which included productivity lectures, debates and quizzes in schools, would eventually lay foundations that will help the students understand the values of productivity and how best to inculcate its concepts in their daily activities, He disclosed that arrangements were in top gear for participation in an international productivity debate with South Africa and Mauritius where productivity in schools programme are encouraged&

The winners, as well as Government Day Secondary School Karu and Government Secondary School Lugbe which came second and third respectively, went home with television sets, DVD sets, mini refrigerators and among other gifts.

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