Posted by: Kofoworola Belo-Osagie (The Nation Newspaper) It was not only the pupils that competed in the grand finale of the Brighter Rewarding Future (BRF) Quiz competition last Thursday at the Blue Roof, LTV Complex, Ikeja, Lagos that put up an impressive performance. The quiz master for the competition, Mr Segun Adedeji, who teaches at Government Senior College, Ikorodu, also got commendations and awards for the way he moderated the competition. The Physics and Mathematics teacher displayed a high level of knowledge while moderating the three categories of the competition Ã¢â¬â primary, junior secondary and senior secondary Ã¢â¬â for all the subjects namely: English, Mathematics, Current Affairs, Physics Chemistry, Basic Science, Government and ICT. Opening the floodgate of commendations was former Commissioner for Health and Education, Dr Leke Pitan, who described Adedeji as thoroughbred, added that the Lagos State Ministry of Education has the largest concentration of cerebral workers in the public sector of the state. Pitan praised him for his in-depth knowledge of the sciences and even English Language and Current Affairs, urging him to remain in the public education sector. Ã¢â¬ÅI thank you for how you handled the competition. You showed that you knew the subjects, not just because you had the answers but you knew the subjects. You are an all-rounder. I appeal to you not to leave the system. Please stay and serve,Ã¢â¬Â he said. Dr Pitan rewarded Adedeji with N25,000, while the Children of Light Foundation gave the quiz master N20,000. Education Commissioner, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, was also impressed by the performance of the contestants who are all from the public schools with the quiz master. Ã¢â¬ÅThese children are wonderful. They started this competition together with private school pupils. And the private school children fell by the way side. Those of them in the final in all categories are from our public schools,Ã¢â¬Â she said. Referring to the teachers, she said: Ã¢â¬ÅWe have many of them in the system. All we need to do is to identify them. And we have identified him; we have given him support. You cannot cover something that is good; it will continue to come up,Ã¢â¬Â he said. The contestants also got attractive prizes with the winners in each category winning computer tablets, trophies, Vono products and other prizes. With 28 points, Lawal Oluwaseun and Igbokwe Daniel of Eletu Odibo Senior High School, Yaba proved their supremacy over Olabamise Daniel and Longe Temitope of Sanmori Senior Comprehensive High School, Agege who scored 19 points to win the senior secondary category of the competition. ArchDeacon Adelaja Memorial Senior Secondary School, Bariga took the third position. In the Junior Secondary School category, the duo of Adepoju Marvelous and Solarin Sodiq of Lagos State Junior Model College, Kankon came first, beating Odo Obara Junior High School, Epe to the second position. Vetland Junior Grammar School, Ifako-Ijaye came third. Aminu Rahmat and Ajibola Ayomide of Ansar-ud-Deen Nursery and Primary School, Ebute Metta beat the representatives of Our Lady of Fatima Nursery and Primary School, Mushin to clinch the first position while Ayininuola Olaoluwa and Ugbe Faith of Idera Nursery and Primary School, Kosofe came third at the preliminaries. In the Individual best (Mathematics) category, Omolara Owolabi of King Ado Senior High School beat three others with nine points to clinch the first position. In his keynote address, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, advised the winners not to rest on their oars. Ã¢â¬ÅThis competition is a fulcrum this administration uses to develop the minds of future leaders,Ã¢â¬Â he said.