AE-FUNAI HOSTS 2019 SOUTH-EAST PSYCHOLOGY QUIZ COMPETITION
- Takes 2nd Position
Department of Sociology/Psychology/Criminology and Security Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, recently, hosted the 2019 South-East Zonal Quiz Competition of Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA). The competition had in attendance 6 Psychology Departments representing 6 Universities in South-East which include: Alex-Ekwueme Federal University (AE-FUNAI),Ebonyi State University (EBSU),Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT),Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu (GOU),Imo state University, Owerri (IMSU), and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).
The competition was in 3 rounds. In the first round, 4 universities (AE-FUNAI, EBSU, GOU and UNN), obtained equal scores of 45 each. ESUT and IMSU made equal lower scores of 30 which disqualified them. At second round, UNN came first with unequalled additional score of 50 while AE-FUNAI and EBSU had equal scores of 30 each and therefore, battled for the 2nd and 3rd positions. Godfrey Okoye University scored 25 and was out of the competition. At final round, AE-FUNAI took the 2nd position with additional score of 20 while EBSU took 3rd position with additional score of 10. According to the association’s rule, 1st and 2nd positions at Zonal levels will qualify for the national level of the Psychology quiz competition. Coming second therefore presents another opportunity for AE-FUNAI Psychology Department to contest at National level, come August 25th, 2019, at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Recall that in 2018, AE-FUNAI Psychology Quiz Team, led by Dr Chiedozie O. Okafor, took 1st position in the South-East Zonal Competition held at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu, where 9 Universities participated and later took 2nd position at the version held at the University of Lagos, where 7 Universities participated.