Monday, 5 May 2014

20 Anambra Students bag Scholarship Award



In an attempt to inspire patriotism and activate the potentials of Secondary School Students in Anambra State, an academic oriented group identified as Who is Who Centre and Museum (WIWXAM) has announced the award of scholarship to twenty students who scaled through the maiden annual essay competition organized for all the public schools in the state.
    While announcing the winners of NASSA, the Executive Director of WIWCAM, Henry King Onyedikachukwu Adibe disclosed that 151 schools participated in the competition adding that some schools were disqualified due to plagiarism which he said the group frowned at. He further said that the aim of the competition which he said began last year is to collate ideas and fire the imagination of the young dirigible minds in Anambra State.
    “During the last year’s gubernatorial and Local Government Elections in Anambra State, WIWCAM organized maiden Annual Essay competition on these topics; “Building the Anambra State of my Dream, ‘Anambra State Governorship Election, the New Executive Governor of my Dream” and “My New Local Government Chairman and ten things he/she needs to do”. So, today, we shall award a one year school fees scholarship to first, second and third winners of our maiden essay competition. We shall equally give consolidation prices to the 4th – 20th winners and certificate of participation to all other participants” he said.
     Anambra State Governor, Dr. Willie Obiano supplemented the effort of the group by also announcing a cash of N100, 000, N70, 000 and N50, 000 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners respectively.
    The first to third winners, Okoye Anthony from St. Michael’s Secondary School, Nimo, Obinna Philip from Nnamdi Azikiwe Secondary School Abagana and Nweke Levi Chinonso from Community Secondary School Amanuke in their separate speeches thanked Gov. Obiano and Henryking for the gesture which they said will spur them to read more.
    Gov. Obiano who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Youths Mobilisation, Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe threw his weight behind the WIWCAM and pledged to support them by sustaining the tempo of encouraging the young students.
     “We shall give the organization every encouragement they need to make the organization continue especially the second edition”, he said.
     Highpoint of the event include: unveiling of the ideas generated from the essays by participants, flagging off of the next edition of the competition entitled: “my Hero, my Role Model, Paper presentation by Pastor Chris Obasi and Mr. Tony Obododike.

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