It was a fun and enlightening experience that kept me thinking on my feet. ~Damilola Johnson (IB Contestant for Blue Cedar)
I liked the beforehand style of alerting topic areas for the quiz, but I think some questions weren’t in the timeframe of November 2015 to January 2016. The program written for the quiz added a nice twist which made it interesting and I recommend that it be updated and used for subsequent quiz competitions. ~Michael Tochigi Obiri (IG Contestant for Yellow Outeniqua)
The Current Affairs quiz is an unforgettable one. The questions were so interesting I was stunned, and at a point no one was answering any of them. That’s how difficult they were! But overall, it was great and I learnt some lessons because sometimes I answered actually had fun. ~Fafa Mac-Deh (IB Contestant for Red)
Some of the questions were a bit far-fetched, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to know. The concept of the quiz and the interface with the questions was quite innovative. ~Ofeibea Sakyi-Addo (Green Colour Leader)
The event was quite smooth for an inaugural edition. The ultimate prize (highest points) was keenly contested, but for me, it wasn’t about who was first or last, or how great the whole event or the technology used turned out; rather, it was some of the mistakes our students make during examinations which came to bear on the night, and the lessons picked from the process that was most important. ~Welagaamo Louis (Quiz Coordinator)
Following effective action with quiet reflection, the above are what some students and the Quiz Coordinator had to say about the inaugural TIS Inter-Colour Current Affairs Quiz. This event was a four-round competition in which all four colour groups were in contention right from the beginning till the final round. Though in the end, Blue Cedar carried the day, closely followed by Yellow Outeniqua, Red Kigelia and then finally, Green Wisteria. The event marked a real demonstration of knowledge beyond the classroom. It was a display of blending seamlessly into a world that throws everything at you. It was a night of proof that indeed our students know something about everything and hence, can fit into any environment they find themselves.