Zimbabwe's top schools vie for glory in Old Mutual High School Quiz.

Zimbabwe's top schools vie for glory in Old Mutual High School Quiz.

The highly anticipated 2023 edition of the Old Mutual National High School Quiz is just around the corner, set to take place on the 20th of October 2023. This year's competition promises to be even more exciting and engaging than ever before as students from across Zimbabwe showcase their brilliance and compete for the coveted title.

In September 2023, provincial competitions were held throughout the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe, attracting an impressive participation of 220 schools. This marked a significant increase from last year, demonstrating the growing popularity and importance of the quiz in fostering intellectual growth and knowledge sharing among the youth.

During the provincial competitions, students captivated audiences with their rapid responses and in-depth knowledge. The quiz comprised of four challenging heats, covering various subjects including the history and geography of Africa, current affairs, as well as science, architecture, and technology. The teams displayed not only their ability to recall facts but also their critical thinking skills and teamwork.

After intense battles of wits, the following schools emerged as the finalists and will be representing their provinces in the national competition.

- Harare: Zengeza High 1

- Bulawayo: Northlea High

- Midlands: Midlands Christian College

- Mashonaland West: Sandringham High

- Masvingo: Pamushana High

- Manicaland: Marist Brothers Nyanga High

- Mashonaland East: Goromonzi High

- Matebeleland South: St Mary’s High

- Matabeleland North: Lulu High

- Mashonaland Central: Mazowe Boys High

  The stage is set for an exhilarating clash of minds as these brilliant participants vie for the ultimate prize.

Lillian Mbayiwa, Executive Head of Group Marketing Public Affairs and Sustainability Old Mutual, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming event, stating, "This quiz competition is not just about answering questions; it is about nurturing critical thinking, teamwork, and a thirst for knowledge. We are proud to be part of this journey and witness the brilliant minds that emerge from this experience."

"The Old Mutual High School Quiz provides a platform for young minds to showcase their talents and expand their horizons. We are committed to empowering the youth and supporting their intellectual growth. It is incredible to witness the impact this competition has on shaping the future leaders of our society." she said, 

As we eagerly await the national finals, it is important for the nation to rally behind these extraordinary young minds and support their journey. Let us celebrate their achievements, cheer them on, and be inspired by their brilliance.

The Old Mutual High School Quiz stands as a testament to the power of education, collaboration, and the untapped potential of our youth. It is a reminder that by investing in their intellectual growth, we are investing in a brighter and more prosperous future. So, let us rally behind these brilliant minds, support their journey, and celebrate their achievements. Together, we can unlock the limitless potential that lies within them. You can join in on the excitement of this event on the Old Mutual YouTube page or connect on Facebook @oldmutualZW.

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