The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) is catching them young and inculcating the knowledge of the Legislature and Democracy among secondary school students through its Quiz Competition on the Legislature and Democracy. The programme which is not only fast
Gaining popularity but also discovering brains that can match other protégés on international stage.
The 2017 zonal edition of the competition, its second outing took place on 5th of June across the 8 zones
of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja with participation from about 80 Schools.
Though the students displayed brilliance and poise across all the zones with notable fierceness in
Competitive spirit, a winner was drawn from each zone to compete at the final lap coming up on 12th of June 2017 at the National Assembly Complex.
After a formidable competition with contemporaries, GSS Wuse emerged as winner at the AMAC Central zone,the AMAC EAST zone produced GSS Karshi as winner while GSS Tundun Wada showed supremacy at the AMAC NORTH zone. Kuje zone saw the Gifted School living up to their name while the Bwari zone of the competition witnessed an amazing parade of knowledge as GSS Kubwa however took the upper hand.Gwagwalada zone produced GSS Zuba as winner, the Kwali zone saw GSS Hajj Camp dominate while at Abaji zone, GSS Dangara flew their flag higher than the other competing schools.
The National Institute for Legislative Studies has not only fulfilled its enabling act, Section 3 Paragraph H to develop a training curriculum for schools and tertiary institutions on democracy, legislative practice and
procedure, political culture and development but has on another hand
facilitated public education on the values of Democracy and the Legislature which would go a long way
to improve public knowledge of legislative practice and democracy. When interviewed at the end of the
competition, some of the students said the competition has helped to sensitize and create awareness in secondary schools on the importance of the legislature and democracy; others extolled the initiative which they confirmed has deepened their interest in the lawmaking arm of government.
The final leg of the 2017 NILS Quiz Competition on the Legislature will
Take place at the House of Representatives Auditorium on June12, 2017.