Watch Schools Battle it out as ‘Brain Busters with SLIIT’ Quiz Programme Premieres on Television

‘Brain Busters with SLIIT’ is a novel Quiz programme conducted as a competition with the participation of school children from government, private and international schools will premiere via the TV1 Television Chanel shortly.

With the aim of engaging children whilst improving their reading skills and knowledge of current events, ‘Brain Busters with SLIIT’ has been developed as a unique and innovative general knowledge quiz competition.

The TV Rounds will be recorded at the Stein Studios in Ratmalana and the Quiz Programme will be telecast on Saturdays at 6.30 p.m. beginning from Saturday, 3rd November 2018 on TV1 Channel.

Professor Lalith Gamage, Vice Chancellor/ CEO, SLIIT noted, “The objective of this programme is primarily to help our students develop general knowledge, critical thinking and to be innovative. We have worked closely with all stakeholders to create a quiz programme which will encourage students to approach learning with a whole new perspective.

Celebrating the importance of life-long learning, the TV Quiz Show premieres making learning a fun activity, exciting and engaging, revolving around learning or self-initiated learning satisfying the curiosity of inquisitive minds.”

Over 1000 students nominated by their schools participated in the preliminary rounds which were held in regional test centres island-wide including Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Galle, Matara, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Batticaloa, Nuwara Eliya and Badulla. Students between the ages 15 to 20 were eligible to compete. All participants of the preliminary rounds received a participatory certificate.

“We believe a zeal for education is an ideal way in building a brighter future for future generations to become successful leaders.

This programme provides an interactive platform for students to learn about several topics such as Science & Technology, History, Arts & Literature, Geography & Current Affairs and New Discoveries/Innovations.

The quiz also helps to educate, empower and motivate students while working towards the national goal of a sustainable future,” stated Uditha Gamage, Director - Development and Engineering Services, SLIIT.

Upon the conclusion of the initial round, 27 schools which scored the highest marks were selected for the TV rounds.

Each school will be represented by the highest scoring student. SLIIT also conducted motivational workshop for all selected students, their parents and teachers at the SLIIT Campus prior to the TV rounds which were appreciated by all participants.

Commenting on the programme Asangi Jayasinghe, Project Chair, SLIIT Brain Busters and Senior Manager - Business Development, SLIIT, “The response to the preliminary rounds held in regional centres have been extremely successful and all participants are geared and excited to embark on this interesting journey.

We believe all school children will eagerly follow this TV Quiz Programme for its content. We want our school children to someday be successful, ethical global citizens and be inspired from the success stories of great scientists, innovators, artists, astronauts, leaders etc., around the world. “

An attractive range of prizes await the winning teams and the schools they represent. At the Semi Finals all participants will receive a cash bonanza equivalent to their score.

Winners of each episode will also receive a medal and certificate.

At the Grand Finale, all participants will receive the cash equivalent to their score, a trophy and certificate, while the winning school will receive a Rs. 100,000/- cash prize.

The Brain Busters with SLIIT was developed and organised by SLIIT along with TV1 Channel.


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1.) TV Round participants with their parents and teachers at the Motivational workshop

2.) Brain Busters with SLIIT Quiz competition at the TV1, Stein Studio , Ratmalana

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