HIASFEST for Secondary School students opens in Minna.

The second edition of the Hadiza Ibrahim Aliyu Schools Festival (HIASFEST) opened this morning in Minna, Niger state. The 4-day Arts festival would see secondary school students from across Nigeria compete for prizes in singing, painting, poetry, spoken word, short story, nonfiction, cultural dance, craft, and quiz.

This year, participating students and their teachers would get the opportunity to also win individual awards endowed by Hajiya Maryam Aliyu in the following categories: Most Valuable Contestant (male and female) and Best Teacher Award (male and female). The best behaved School shall also receive an award. The 2020 HIASFEST Star Prize shall be presented to Adamu Garko, an exceptional Nigerian Teen writer. The organizers shall also present Golden Awards to two Arts Patrons, Engr Yahaya D. Daudu and Barr. Ahmed Maiwada.
Named in memory of late Hajiya Hadiza Ibrahim Aliyu, the festival is organized by the Hill-top Creative Arts Foundation and sponsored by Alh. Bala Abdullahi Kwatu.

Over 20 schools are participating in this year’s Festival