MTN Foundation 2019 Theatre for Schools Competition

Herbalists confine for allegedly being in possession of coffin

An Ilorin officers’ court has requested that two botanists be remanded in jail for purportedly being in control of a casket wrapped with white fabric which contained risky charms arranged for cash custom. The police charged Adewole Bashiru and Owuoade Olabisi with being in control of criminal charms and Advance expense Fraud.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Sanni Abdullahi educated the court that the denounced people were captured with in a Mazda vehicle with enlistment number LND 451 CF with a pine box on Unity street, Ilorin. Abdullahi additionally said that two calabashes, loaded up with dark cleanser, cowries and other fixation charms were seized from the blamed.

He said that amid cross examination, the denounced people admitted that they “arranged” the box for their client, Wabi Amodu who paid N3.3 million.

The offense, he stated, contradicted the arrangements of areas 97 and 217 of the Penal Code Law and Sections 3(1) of Advance expense Fraud and Other related Offenses 2006.

After the charges were to them, they argued not blameworthy.

Abdullahi, at that point supplicated the court to remand the denounced people in jail guardianship pending the result of examination.

 

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MTN Theatre for Schools Competition

Theatre for Schools is an initiative under the MTN Foundation’s (MTNF) Arts & Culture cause.

It is aimed at stimulating public interest in Nigerian Arts and Culture as well as encourage the adoption of theatre from an early age, by fostering and developing identified talents.

The pilot phase of Theatre for Schools initiative is open to secondary schools in these states – Kaduna, Oyo and Rivers.It will be implemented in partnership with the Department of Theatre Arts in the following universities – Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, University of Ibadan and University of Port Harcourt.

The MTN Theatre for Schools Competition.

  • Applications received will be screened and only shortlisted schools will be contacted (four Secondary Schools in each State will be selected)
  • Shortlisted schools would participate in the competition at the State level
  • State winning secondary schools will then compete in the Grand finale in Lagos, accompanied by their school drama teachers and a member of their Parents Teachers Association (PTA)

How MTN Theatre for Schools Competition Works.

  • There will be 4 teams from each partner university (a total of 12 teams) to serve as coaches for the secondary schools. Each coaching team must comprise of the following:
    • One Theatre Arts student specializing in Directing
    • One Theatre Arts student specializing in Technical Theatre
    • One Theatre Arts student specializing in Stage Management
    • One Theatre  Arts student specializing in Costume and Makeup
  • Each team is to coach a secondary school from the state (a total of 4 secondary schools per state) that would participate in the competition
  • This means 12 schools (4 secondary schools from Kaduna, Oyo and Rivers respectively) will be paired with the 12 coaching teams from partner universities to compete amongst themselves
  • The winning secondary school and their University coaching team will represent the state/region in the finals, which takes place in Lagos
  • Note that all 12 secondary schools chosen will automatically become members of the MTNF School Theatre and benefit from subsequent phases of the initiative

MTN Theatre for Schools Competition Eligibility.

  • The MTN Foundation invites all public and private Secondary Schools in the selected States: Kaduna, Oyo and Rivers that have drama clubs and a passion for performing arts to enter for this competition:
  • Interested public and private Secondary Schools located in close proximity to the Universities indicated, may apply through their functional drama club. The schools will be expected to provide the following:
    • Evidence of a functional Drama Club in the school
    • Proof of a dedicated space for drama practice
    • An active Parents Teachers Association (PTA)
    • Picture of the Drama Club
    • A one-minute video skit of the Drama Club’s performance (to be uploaded on YouTube and the link to the video inserted on the application form)

MTN Theatre for Schools Competition Prizes.

State Competition

  • First Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N100,000 (for the school’s drama club)
  • Second Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N50,000 (for the school’s drama club)
  • Third Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N25,000 (for the school’s drama club)

National Competition

  • First Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N1 Million (for the school’s drama club)
  • Second Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N500,000 (for the school’s drama club)
  • Third Position:
    • Trophy (for the school)
    • Cash prize of N250,000 (for the school’s drama club)

Judges Distinction Awards

  • Outstanding Actor
  • Outstanding Actress

How to Enter MTN Theatre for Schools Competition.

  • Click “Apply Here” to access the Form
  • Complete the form and provide the required information
  • Click ‘submit’ for your application to be captured

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