NAT_181109 Fatima Bint Abdulmalek School Wins Lughati Cup 2018
Fatima Bint Abdulmalek School wins Lughati Cup 2018. Image Credit: Supplied

Sharjah: The Fatima Bint Abdul Malek School won the Lughati Cup for the second year in a row during this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair, it was announced on Friday.

Now in its third edition, the Lughati cup this year saw a fierce competition among the 30 public schools from Sharjah.

Targeting third grade students, the Lughati Cup competition is designed to test the Arabic language skills of Sharjah’s primary school students.

Pupils of the Fatima Bint Abdul Malek School beat 29 other schools and was awarded the cup in addition to a cash prize of Dh10,000. Al Husain School for Girls which came second bagged Dh7,000, while Abdullah Omran Trayem School came third and received a cash prize of Dh5,000.

Badria Al Ali, Lughati’s Manager, congratulated the winners and participants for their exceptional language skills, especially their notable prowess in grammar, eloquence and pronunciation.

“According to linguist studies, the language of any nation, ethnic group or community is at risk if 30 per cent of its members stops learning it, particularly because they did not come into contact with it properly in their early childhood. The advanced levels of all participants at Lughati Cup 2018 indicate that our Arabic language is able to face the challenges, as long as we are proud of it and we are keen to learn it,” said Al Ali.