JSS Karu wins 2023 Head-to-Head Reality House Show



Media Trust Limited



Junior Secondary School (JSS) Karu won the 2023 Head-to-Head Reality House challenge, organised by the Universal Basic Education Board of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT-UBEC). JSS Karu defeated JSS Kubwa to clinch the first position at the grand finale of the annual reality debate challenge recently. The theme for this year’s Reality challenge is “Out of School Children: Who is to be blamed.” The winning JSS Karu was represented by 13-year-old Edidion Ekpo, Babatunde Rafat,12 and Iklima Muhammad,13 , while the first runner up JSS Kubwa 3 was represented by Princess Osagie,12, Abiola Jane ,11 and Mfoniso Bernard, 10. According to the organisers, over 75 junior secondary schools participated in this year’s challenge, with only 11 making it through the process to the Reality House. The Director Social Mobilisation FCT-UBEC and Chairman Reality Show, Mr Kudu Dangana said that 11 schools, with their representatives were camped in the Reality House for eight days for mentoring before the grand finale. He said nine schools were evicted from the house during the period, while Pink and Brain Junior Secondary School was picked for third position before the grand finale. According to him, the initiative is geared towards discovering and building the talents of students at the basic education level. “Education is the only lasting legacy you can leave for a child and that is why we are committed to using programme to making sure that these young ones get the best from their education. There are reality shows that magnify immoral tendencies, but we have decided to use this show to teach our young ones discipline, hard work and morals,” he said.