UVA was not left out in the election fever as we organized an essay contest for secondary school students in Lagos State.
“Imagine you are a presidential candidate in
the upcoming election, and you are to give a campaign speech, discuss the 5 points or areas you will like to address, why you are running for the Presidential post and your dream for Nigeria” This was the topic for the recently concluded essay competition for secondary schools students. We had 24 submissions from 7 different schools in Lagos State. The purpose of this competition was to get teenagers thinking about the upcoming elections and what their ideal presidential candidate should be like. Cash prizes and a lot of other amazing prizes were up for grabs. Apart from testing the research, writing and grammar skills of participants, the essay also tested how socially aware the students were to the different situations occurring around the country. After careful evaluation of very good essay submission, we were able to pick the top three best essays.
In first place, with a well written and descriptive essay is Kyllians Emmanuella from Murtala Mohammed Airport Secondary Schools. In second place, is Ule Gift Osabowhen from St. Gregory College and not too far behind in 3rd place is Precious Enahoro from Corona Secondary School.
You can read the winning essay here “Manifesto Of the Presidential Aspirant: A Solution to Nigeria’s Problems”.
Congratulations to the winner and thank you to all those who participated in this educative competition.