By Fabian Anawo.
The Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN, has held the third in the series of Bible quiz competition for the deaf.
Nine schools in Lagos participated in the competition.
They are, Ikeja Junior High School, Ikeja Senior High School, Hope Fountain Schools, Ijaye-Ojokoro, State Junior Grammar School, Surulere, State Senior Grammar School, Surulere, Ikpakodo Junior Grammar School, Ikorodu, Ikpakodo Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu, Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, and Sinngo Junior High School, Agege.
At the end of the competition, Ikpakodo Senior Grammar School emerged winner having garnered the maximum sixty points in the two rounds competition.
Hope Fountain Schools came second with forty-eight points while the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba was third with forty-seven points.
Earlier, the General Secretary of the BSN, Pastor Samuel Sanusi in a message to the competition said that the Society would continue to do everything possible to make everyone interact with the word of God irrespective of their limitations.
He said that BSN has a brail Bible for the blind and the Sign Language Bible for the deaf.
His message was delivered by the Assistant Secretary, Finance, Mrs. Yemisi Oluwagbemi who encouraged the students to be up and doing and not to be deterred by the circumstances of their lives.
Mrs. Oluwagbemi urged all the participating students to see themselves as winners having participated in the competition.
The Chairman of the occasion, Pastor Adedoyin Jibodun who was represented by Deacon Rotimi Bankole Williams commended BSN for not discriminating against people with special needs in making the word of God available.
He encouraged the students to take their academics serious so they can become more useful to themselves and the society at large and advised them to always read their Bible.
The Bible Society of Nigeria has different platforms such as Debates , Marathon Bible reading, NYSC Essay Competition and quiz for secondary schools at which it engages youths and adults to interact with the Bible.