BEING AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY MR ITIAT ITIAT CHRISTOPHER MNITP, LECTURER AKWA IBOM STATE POLYTECHNIC IKOT OSURUA AND PROGENITOR ONNA INTERSCHOOL SCRABBLE COMPETITION AT THE UNVEILING CEREMONY ON FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2022 AT QUA IBOE CHURCH SENIOR SCIENCE SCHOOL NDON EYO, ONNA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA – AKWA IBOM STATE
LET’S PROMOTE EDUCATION
Promoting education is a job that must be done by us all
Any Society that ignores its best brains is bound to stagnate, and may not experience genuine progress. No matter how some people may want to sugarcoat illiteracy and glorify the power of money, the truth is that it is the educated people that influence societal progress and give societies direction. The uneducated may be wealthy, but even his money cannot take him very far without the ideas and support of the educated
__Isaac Iwang 2022
Civilization requires the services of her best brains to progress positively. It’s the best brains that are drivers of the society.
We are gathered here to harness the potential in our future leaders via stimulating the champions that lies within. As a diamond in the rough, this journey shall avail the students the opportunity to be cherry in their future endeavors as education is the real power.
Scrabble is a board-and-tile game which involves two to four players competing in word formation using the lettered tiles on a square board. Originally designed by Alfred M. Butts, an architect, in 1931 with the name Criss Cross; it was however redesigned and renamed Scrabble, and marketed by James Brunot in the year 1948.
Reputed as one of the leading board-and-tile game in the United States with tournaments held for players, Scrabble has not received this much attention in Africa and especially Nigeria.
Meanwhile, below are the enormous benefits of encouraging Children and Adults alike to play this beautiful game;
Scrabble expands memory function: Scrabble has the ability to improve a child’s IQ. It is an excellent companion for memory training,
Vocabulary building: Here a child learns new words that are not in their day-to-day vocabulary. Coming in contact with these vast new words naturally sparks the interest to learn,
It develops spelling skills and improves mathematical ability_ Beyond word spelling, Scrabble can boost a child’s mathematical ability through the calculation of points for word placement, and
It is a social skill as well as a perfect game for the family time.
It is towards encouraging the young minds on this plethora of mental, educative and social skill that the Itiat Itiat Christopher MNITP is jumpstarting the maiden edition of the ONNA Inter School Scrabble Competition (OISSC), with amazing prizes to be won.
This lofty project has positive blessings from Dr. Nathaniel Adiakpan, Permanent Secretary Government House and Dr. Ignatius Akpabio, Senior Special Assistant Medical to the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State both of which are leading lights in their chosen career paths.
This Word game shall further add value to the gains already recorded by His Excellency, Mr. Udom Emmanuel in Education and Sports Development tied to his Completion Agenda.
It’s a truism that classroom learning can only receive better comprehension when it is blended with interesting out-of-classroom activities such as Scrabble. The competition is designed to expose the young minds from secondary school age to activities that will help sharpen their academic and social skills.
After this long read, are you still wondering why Scrabble?
Please join us unravel the diamond in the rough as we unveil the maiden edition of ONNA Inter School Scrabble Competition dubbed “UDOM WORD CHALLENGE 2022”