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Students Awarded National Green Olympiad Certificates

The competition is the  inaugural online exam students undertook to test their environmental knowledge Seventeen Central Division primary school students were awarded Certificates of Recognition and trophies for getting full
07 Jul 2017 10:00
Students Awarded National Green Olympiad Certificates
Ministry of Education Deputy Secretary Professional Kelera Taloga (standing, middle), with award recipients during the National Green Olympiad Ceremony at the Suva Grammar School Hall, on July 6, 2017. Photo: Mere Satakala

The competition is the  inaugural online exam students undertook to test their environmental knowledge

Seventeen Central Division primary school students were awarded Certificates of Recognition and trophies for getting full marks in the National Green Olympiad (NGO) Competition at Suva Grammar School Hall yesterday.

The competition is the inaugural online test students undertook in a fixed timeframe to test their environmental knowledge.

The NGO 2017 competition gave the primary school students a chance to enhance their scope of learning on issues of national and global importance.

Nasinu Sangam Primary School was the only school that had two students receiving the awards.

Year 8 students, Vatemosi Basaga and Nikrant Kumar were happy with their achievements.

Vatemosi, 13, said it was the first time he participated in a competition as such and he was surprised to win.

“I was not really confident that I was going to get full marks so when the results came out, I was surprised,” he said.

Class teacher, Kamni Sharma said she was proud of her students.

“It’s very important that teachers support their students especially if they wish to excel in competitions like this,” said Ms Sharma.

Ministry of Education Deputy Secretary Professional, Kelera Taloga, said the test questions focused on some challenging issues like climate change, renewable energy, food security, biodiversity, conservation, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability.

“I’m thankful for this venture as it will equip our children with relevant knowledge and provide them the opportunity to actively engage to address these challenges,” Ms Taloga said.

She said the competition also boosted students’ skills on online assessment.

Parents and teachers showed up to support the students at the awards ceremony.

The NGO competition was divided into two categories: Level 1: Year 5-6 and Level 2: Year 7-8.

The online test took 30 minutes for each student to complete 20 multiple choice questions.

Over 6000 students took part for the Years 5-6 category from 239 primary schools.

For Years 7-8 over 7000 students from 230 primary schools took part from around Fiji.

44 students from the West and 8 from Labasa were rewarded as well.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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