The “SCILETES” (pronounced Sy-leets) Quiz Competition is a math and science based quiz competition, which tests the basic mathematic and scientific knowledge of girls across 16 different schools in teams of 4 people. The primary aim of “Sciletes” is to actively display to girls the importance of competition, teamwork and creativity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and in a broader sense. The program provides the opportunity for girls in secondary school to compete against one another in a healthy and positive environment.
This years event was held at the Lagos Business School, Ajah, in partnership with the Chevron- Agbami Scholarship Board and the First Bank Sustainability Centre. 16 schools were represented in the competition with 4 team members and 4 other students from each school to cheer their team on. The schools involved include CMS Grammar School, Bariga, The Apostolic Church Grammar School, Ketu, Baptist Girls Academy, Obanikoro, Royal Regency School, Ajah, Victoria Island Secondary School, VI, Ilasan Secondary School, Jakande Estate Lekki, Epe Grammar School, Iraye Road, Epe, Akande Dahunsi Memorial School, Ikoyi, Government College Ikoyi, Government College Maroko, Ikoyi, Ilado Community College, Ikoyi, Wahab Folawiyo School, Ikoyi, Clemmy School, Ikotun Egbe, Meadow Hall School, Lekki, Lead-Forte Gate School, Ajah, and Majidun Senior Secondary School, Lagos.
The girls were provided a rich encompassing experience by attending a STEM focused symposium facilitated by leading professionals in STEM in the first half of the event followed by a very engaging quiz competition with questions which tested and enhanced their knowledge in Science and Mathematics
In addition, this was made possible by the generous donations and contributions from a group of sponsoring organizations and well-meaning individuals such as the Addo Adovia Foundation, Lagos Business School and the Chevron-Agbami Scholarship Board. The various educational districts were well represented in the selection of schools invited to attend which enabled a broadened reach.
Lead Forte Gate school came in first place, The Apostolic Church Grammar School came in second and Meadow Hall School came in third place.