Bayelsa Govt, ANA, NGO Organises Essay Competition For Secondary Schools
A Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), the Robert Sunday Iworiso Foundation has unveiled an all Senior Secondary School essay competition in the State.
The competition, according to the NGO, is being put together in conjunction with the Bayelsa Ministry of Education and the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) and will witness the involvement of a hundred students from both the Private and Public Secondary schools in the State.
Mr. Michael Afenfia, the Chairman of the Organising Committee Chairman, while unveiling the competition in Yenagoa, announced that the winner of the essay competition will go home with a Million naira and other consolation prizes.
Afenfia said the competition fixed for Aug. 22 and 23 was targeting students in the Senior Secondary School, three (SSS3) for 2017, which is the first edition.
He said the theme of the competition tagged “Good Leadership: A Prerequisite for Global Relevance” is being organized in collaboration with the Bayelsa Ministry of Education and Association of Nigerian
Afenfia, Speech Writer to Bayelsa Governor, Seriake Dickson explained that out the 100 students, about 20 of them would be selected from the
private schools across the state.
Mr John Iworiso, Director of the Foundation said the completion was aimed at discovering and nurture gifted young student in Bayelsa and encourage them to fulfil their potentials.
“The competition is one of several ways through which we hope to discover and unleash untapped geniuses from the creeks and farmlands of Bayelsa to the rest of the world.
“We want to engage and inspire these young minds to see themselves as change agents and the true leaders of tomorrow that they are.
“It is important to state that with all that has befallen us as a people, education is the key to the survival and liberation to the Niger Delta,” the Director said.
Mr Bina Illagha, the State Chairman of ANA, said the completion was a welcome development and urged students across the state to made good of the opportunity and build their academic career.
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