Northwest and Northeast areas win top prizes at Merry Bell Academy Cultural Day
Representatives of the geopolitical areas of the northwest and northeast of the country emerged victorious in the cultural celebration of the Merry Bell Academy this weekend, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, tagged “Back to our roots “in the midst of pomp and style.
The event featured cultural performances ranging from dance and student attire as well as parent food on display labeled “Back to Our Roots”. share to assess student performance.
At the end of the contest, North East and North West took first prize, South-South coming behind, followed by North-Central, with South-West and South-East coming out in that order.
School principal Gloria Jeremiah, speaking to reporters, said: “The essence of cultural celebration is to go back to our roots before we became American and British citizens, we were Nigerians first and foremost, we don’t want our culture to die, we want it to stay, we want to defend our culture.
“This event allows children to know their main language, to appreciate their culture and their roots, most of them speak with another person’s accent but we teach them to appreciate their appreciation, they are thirsty for pizza and hamburger but we teach them to value our cultural healthier foods. ”She said.
She also appreciated the support of the parents in the success of the event.
Earlier, Mr. Bello Ahmed Zagga, who represented Alhaji Ibrahim Liman of the firefighters, asked the rally to observe the activities of the students and come together as a united country.
A parent, Ms. Olalekan Omoyemi thanked God for the fantastic planning and hosting of the cultural celebration.
According to her, “My children knew their Yoruba culture, I am proud to be a Yoruba woman, and they also knew other cultures today, I want the school to continue the program,” she said. .
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