Bridge Reporter
\nTHE curtain came down on the 2015 Old Mutual Zimbabwe Schools’ Quiz Tournament season recently with the National Finals held at Rest Haven Retreat. Marist Nyanga won this year’s Old Mutual Zimbabwe Schools’ Quiz Tournament and bagged the coveted trophy, as well as brand new laptops.

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The first runner up was St Albert’s High School while Vimbai High School were the second runners up. Both schools won trophies, tablets and smartphones.

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The 2015 quiz tournament was the biggest event in terms of sponsorship and number of participating schools.
\nBook of African Records National Quiz director Kudakwashe Gariwe, who are the organisers said the main focus was on educating and uplifting students.

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“When one speaks to the students who participated in the quiz, it is evident that they feel that the quiz is a positive initiative. The Afro-centric focus of the quiz allows students to sharpen their minds and augment their knowledge on Africa.

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“A culture of research and study is developed among the students, with positive spill overs in their core curricula activities,’’ Gariwe said.
\nThe students’ knowledge of current affairs was greatly appreciated as they went out of their way to stay abreast with events around the country and the continent.

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Gariwe said students confirmed that the quiz allowed them to meet and mingle with other students from different parts of the country in an engaging and exciting way.

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The Zimbabwe Quiz has also provided the teachers with a platform to engage with each other, share ideas and meet minds.
\nFurthermore, the Afro-Quiz Challenge, which recently was aired on a local radio station from Monday to Thursday after the 1900 hours news, has provided an entertaining avenue for teachers to be front and centre and showcase their quiz skills. Each episode puts a teacher in the quiz hot seat for a chance to win an Astro Ibho X2, and has been well received by the teachers, scholars and the public at large.

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Mr Potter Gwinji from Tinde High School in Binga who is also the NASH head in charge of quiz and debate said: “We encourage key stakeholders like Old Mutual to continue to support and sustain such programmes, facilitating positive avenues for scholars to better themselves.

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