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Foundation Rewards 45 Students in Anambra Quiz Competition



The Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF) on Friday rewarded 45 students with cash gifts for their outstanding performances at the just concluded Science Quiz Competition in Anambra State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 217 public secondary schools participated in the fifth edition of the DCUF Science Quiz Competition.Speaking at the awards ceremony in Awka on Friday, Mr Ikem Onwuadi, the President, DCUF, said the competition and award was to encourage students to take their education seriously.“The founder of the foundation has been lamenting over the nation’s deteriorating educational system.“And for him, changing the ideology of younger generation and catching them young, is the sure way of making Nigeria better.

“This was why he started this foundation five years ago and over N15 million has been committed to contribute our quota to development of education sector, youth empowerment healthcare, leadership training and other programmes.“I’m appealing to well-meaning individuals and organisations to emulate this gesture as government alone cannot do it,” he said.Onwuadi congratulated the best performing students and urged them to work harder to sustain the achieved success.Also speaking Prof. Nkechi Ikediugwu, Chairperson, Post Primary Schools Service Commission, thanked the foundation for its creative method of using advanced programme software and computer based test for the competitions.

“These strategies will go a long way to elevate students’ Intelligent Quotient in Information and Communication Technology and it is in line with Gov. Chukwuma Soludo’s education agenda for the state,” she said.Okwukwe Ezeobiora of Marist Comprehensive College, Nteje, emerged the best student in the senior school category, while Ebere Okparakunne of Queen of Rosary College, Onitsha, emerged the overall best student in the junior school category.They received N300,000 cash award each for their outstanding performances.(NAN)

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