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Senator Osita Ngwu, who serves Enugu West Constituency in Enugu state, has affirmed his unwavering dedication to improving basic education and has unveiled a quiz competition tailored for secondary schools within his constituency.
Ngwu emphasised that the quiz competition is a fulfilment of the pledges he made to the constituents during the election campaign.
Ngwu, through a statement from his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on human capital development, Francis Eneiga, disclosed on Tuesday in Enugu that the competition is set to kick off on October 4, 2023, in Awgu Local Government Area.
‘We are committed to encouraging excellence among the student population in our zone. Education is key to the development of every society.
‘Distinguished Senator Osita Ngwu made several promises to the people in the course of his campaign and he has since hit the ground running.’
‘One of such promises is to boost education, make our people develop more interest in pursuing excellence; that is the essence of the school quiz.’
‘The winning school will smile home with N500,000; second position will get N300,000 while the third position will receive N200,000.’
‘There will also be a consolation prize of N50,000 for the fourth position’, the statement read in part.
He further stated, ‘that there would be academic sponsorship for teachers of the winning school.’
‘Already 10 students are already enjoying higher institution scholarships courtesy of the Senator.’
This program is geared towards creating a climate of healthy competition among students, pushing them to work harder in their studies.
The students who benefit from these scholarships are projected to utilize this opportunity for their growth, eventually making valuable contributions to society.
Recognized as the cornerstone of society, the education sector warrants the utmost attention, as it instils values and professional expertise in the younger generation, thereby facilitating their development. Substantial measures are expected to shift the trajectory of the existing educational system in the country for the better.