The 2016 regional quizzing school championship was held as part of the Year of Multiculturalism.
It involved a total of 58 teams from 12 zones, including the cities of Baku, Ganja, Sumgayit, Nakhchivan, Shamkir, Mingachevir, Shirvan, Imishli, Lankaran, Guba, Zagatala, and Goychay.
Baku zonal tournament of the championship was held at secondary school No. 18 in Baku.
The championship aims to stimulate development of intelligent and creative skills of youth, discover their talents, intellectual potential and knowledge of different areas, encourage pupils` involvement in intellectual activity, and ensure their effective leisure.
Speaking to the opening ceremony, deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov provided an insight into successful multiculturalism policy carried out in Azerbaijan. He also wished the participants success.
Director of Baku City Education Department Mahabbat Valiyeva highlighted the importance of the regional school championship.
The championship then was declared open.
The team of Baku Turkish Lyceum of the Turkish Religious Foundation won the championship, which featured intense competition. In regional championships, winners included Sumgayit city secondary school No. 11 and Ganja city secondary school No. 27, as well as the teams from Samukh, Lankaran, Zagatala, Absheron, Imishli, Barda, Zardab and Kurdamir regions.