MSS Patron of one of the participating school (left) presenting a certificate and prize to Abubakar Salamatu Shiga (a student of GGSS Dutse) who came first in debate

Youths urge to shun decadence as winners emerge in MSS Quiz Competition

NEWS DIGEST–The Amir (President) of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Bwari Area Council, Mall. Rufai Ahmad, has admonished Muslim youths to be conscious of their Creator at all times, and shun acts of immoralities.

Mall. Ahmad, observed that the alarming rate of moral decadence in the society is as a result of zero understanding of the Islamic religion, especially by young Muslims.

The Bwari MSSN Amir, noted that youths’ ignorance about some fundamental tenets of their religion is primarily responsible for extremism, gambling, sexual immorality, corruption, drug and substance abuse, armed banditry and ritual killings, among others, which have become pastimes for plenty upcoming Muslims in the country.

Ahmad Rufai, who is a legal practitioner, spoke during the grand finale of the area council’s “2019 MSSN Quiz and Essay Competition.”

Students from several Senior and Junior Secondary Schools in Bwari participated in Debate, Arabic and English Passage Readings, Impromptu Speech, Spellings, Pronunciation and Essay Writing contests.

The two-day event was held at Junior Secondary School (JSS) Dutse, where Bwari MSS Shura Committee Chairman, Mallam Usman Ahmad, applauded the ‘intellectual wizardry’ of the contesting students.

He counseled the students to be hardworking, serious and focused, while shunning social vices that can terminate their academic pursuits.

“You are the future ambassadors of Islam. Therefore, it is imperative you face your studies squarely. Shun cultism, smoking, truancy, and joining notorious gangs, to mention but few social vices capable of aborting your dreams of becoming seasoned lawyers, engineers, scientists, professors, and doctors. Don’t forget that it is hard work and not laziness that begets success. Those you must emulate should be people of good moral characters. Persons who disobey religious injunctions and Allah (SWT) should never be those you associate with,” advised Mal. Usman, popularly called Mallam Okoro.

Two students of JSS Ushafa and JSS Jibi emerged as joint-winners of the spelling contest. The pronunciation competition was won by JSS Dutsen-Alhaji, while JSS Lower-Usuman Dam took first in oral quiz. A student of Duin International Academy Kubwa emerged as champion of the debate competition for junior schools.

In the senior category, Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Dutse, emerge tops in debate, while GDSS Idu floored other schools to win the English reading competition. The Arabic reading competition was won by GSS Byazhin, just as a student of GSS Dei-Dei was crowned champion of the essay writing challenge.

H.G.S.S Kubwa came first in oral quiz contest, while JSS Dutsen-Alhaji trounced their opponents to emerge victorious in impromptu speech test.

The 2019 MSS Quiz Coordinator, Bro. Yahaya Muhammad, expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for the successful hosting of the event amid some logistics hitches and other challenges.

Yahaya, an Electrical Engineer, commended the MSS’ patrons of participating schools for adequately, and mentally preparing their students.

He pointed out that the competition has helped to identify, nurture and groom future brilliant academics and other professionals in various fields of work.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of certificates to the first and second runner-up in all the categories, while the winners received a certificate and a prize.

A certificate of attendance was also issued to all schools who enrolled their students for the competition.

The council’s MSS officials and patrons of various schools were among the dignitaries at the occasion.