Christ Academy International School, Gwagwalada, last Saturday, emerged the winner of the Macmillan 2010 “Team Spirit Day” competition.
Campus Insight reports that Stella Maris College and Loyola Jesuit College, took the second and third positions respectively among 45 participating schools.
In an address, Dr Adesanya Adelekan, the Managing Director, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers, said that the programme was designed to demonstrate the value of partnership and team work in the overall development of the Nigerian child.
The address was presented by Mr Olubukola Omisore, the Secondary School Coordinator of Macmillan.
“Macmillan Nigeria Publishers through this team spirit campaign is out to demonstrate our partnership relationship with the schools and parents in the overall development of education”.
“As front runners in the Nigeria publishing industry, we will continue to demonstrate leadership in the promotion of excellence and societal values,” he said.
Campus Insight also reports that the event took place simultaneously in 200 centres across the federation.
Also speaking, Mr Olayinka Olaniyan, Macmillan’s Executive Director in charge of Operations, regretted the spate of piracy in the publishing industry.
He said: “every year we experience it because they don’t print in Nigeria again; they print in India, China and other places”.
“What we are doing is that we are collaborating with the Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC) and also with the Customs to inform us of any imported books and they are doing very well”.
“Because every book that comes into Nigeria; Customs inform the Nigeria Publishers Association (NPA), they (NPA) will go and verify if they are books imported by publishers.”
Olaniyan commended the assistance received from the police during raids and called on the judiciary to ensure speedy trial of cases brought against pirates.