The National Quiz competition organized by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) held on Saturday, 22nd November, 2019 at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Shagamu, Ogun State.
The President of NMA, Dr F. Fadyiule was ably represented by Ogun State NMA Chairman,Dr. Lawal Akinlade.
In addition to the National Committee Chairman on Quiz and Essay, Dr JOT Onyia, other principal officers of the committee and Regional Coordinators in Nigeria were in attendance.
1.2 Structure of Quiz Competition
The national medical quiz was designed in accordance with international best practices, existing body of knowledge and research and was in multiple choice format.
The quiz was also in four tiers:
4) General Knowledge/Politics/Leadership/Ethics.
1.3. The participating medical schools
Twelve Medical Schools in Nigeria participated in the finals of the quiz competition and are listed as follows according to their positions:
-University of Abuja, Abuja = 1st
-University of Benin, Benin = 2nd
-Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki = 3rd
-Gombe State University, Gombe = 4th
-Usmanu Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto = 5th
-Univesity of Jos, Jos
-Bowen University, Iwo
-Kaduna State University, Kaduna
-University of Ibadan, Ibadan
-Niger Delta University, Bayelsa
-University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
-Abia State University, Abia was was disqualified mid way into the competition for violating the ground rules.
The NMA Committee on Quiz and Essay gladly expresses her profound gratitude to NMA President, Dr Francis Fadiyule and his formidable NOC for their visionary leadership and for the support, both financial and moral.
Huge thanks to Past President Mike Ogirima (MNI) for kick starting this process and hosting the maiden event. Your courage left a legacy.
Much appreciation to the President of Commonwealth Medical Association (CMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele for your advice and encouragement in the early part of this journey.
Many thanks to Dr J.O.T Onyia, the National Committee Chairman on Quiz and Essay for his egalitarian leadership qualities.
To the various Caucus and State NMA Chairmen, thank you for making this dream come true….God bless you.
Dr. Chioma Odimegwu
Secretary, NMA National Quiz And Essay Committee