WikiMaster Quiz-a-thon in Lagos on July 6-7
The WikiMaster Community is growing. In Nigeria, the WikiMaster User Group met up for a quiz-a-thon on July 6-7, 2018. It was a great success. Over 65 students from different Universities showed up in Lagos. During July 7-31 these students produced over 6500 multiple choice questions related to Nigeria, West Africa and Africa in General. A great way to get the local content in focus.
Ayokanme Oyeyemi is leading the WikiMaster Nigeria User Group. This was the first event held after the WikiMaster contest was held in January 2018. This time even more people showed up to create questions in WikiMaster and play Quiz challenges. In Wikipedia, only 1.3% of the articles are produced in Africa. This bias makes the stories and World facts from the African Continent underrepresented.
As a younger Community, WOK tries to emphasize on the parts of the World were the Wikipedia usage is lower than average (such as in Nigeria where only 27% of the mobile users use Wikipedia). By creating questions on the Wikipedia articles in relation to Nigeria and West Africa the win/ win situation of higher usage and more usefulness for students hopefully will bring more users to read the Wikipedia articles and to both learn more about the subjects related to the country and what's relevant to West Africa curriculums. Our ambition is to get the old exams as practice as similar to SAT in the USA and other exams around the World already accessible in WikiMaster.
This ambition is great besides the fact is great fun to meet up and play challenges!
One of the organizers of the Quiz-a-thon Femi Royal explains the advantage of WikiMaster app for the video crew.
The Quiz-a-thon Organizers Femi Royal, Mexzy and Ayokanmi Oyeyemi in WikiMaster Nigeria User Group wearing WikiMaster t-shirts fro the Quiz-a-thon Event in Lagos.
Group image from WikiMaster Quiz-a-thon in Lagos in July 2018.
Ayokanmi Oyeyemi hosted the first Quiz-a-thon Event for WikiMaster held.
Chisom Chilaka, a Nigerian student explains that how WikiMaster app helped her in her studies.
A skype call with WOK Founder Erik Bolinder who explained the mission with WikiMaster in fron of the 65 delegates gathering in Lagos.
Ayokonami is explaining WikiMaster app to the university students and discussing thier concerns and interests.
Lorenzo played a challenge in WikiMaster during the Quiz-a-thon in Lagos and he won it.
WikiMaster grabbed students full focus to increase their knowledge. Here is Rihanat Lawal in concentration.
Some Nigerian students started to challenge each other.
A Nigerian WOKer very excited in WikiMaster Quiz-a-thon.
A group of students held a session to get to know WikiMaster and how helpful it'll be.
Lorenzo took the mic to talk about WikiMaster app.
Some attendees have some questions and Ayokanmi handled them.
A lot of students find out a new habit of taking and creating quizzes. Having a passion for facts and discover ne functions in the app is a good way to high grades,
It's good to take notes.
A group pic of students wearing WikiMaster t-shirts.
Many discussions have been held for satsfying WOKers concerns.
A delegate who is interested in a specific feature in WikiMaster and wanted to discuss that with Ayokanmi.
Luch break time in Quiz-a-thon in Lagos.
Female students attended Quiz-a-thon in Lagos.
A successful conference in Lagos with so many great outputs. During July over 6500 (!) questions were created by the quiz-a-thon delegates with focus on Nigeria related subjects.
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