Five students from various secondary schools in Anambra state will
represent Nigeria in the 27th World Schools Debating Championship
scheduled for Singapore between June 27 and July 3.
The students are: Adachukwu Onyekwena (Girls Secondary School,
Amaenyi, Awka), Nnamdi Udoji (Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha),
Chinemerem Oguaba (Awada Secondary School, Obosi), Chukwuebuka Obichi
(Army Day Secondary School, Onitsha) and Nneka Chigozie(Mater
Ammabillis, Secondary School, Umuoji).
The Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha,
who made the disclosure on Wednesday, said that the students had
qualified for the world competition after coming tops in the various
national debate competitions.
The commissioner congratulated them for being outstanding among their
peers and urged them to be good ambassadors of the state while in
Omenugha said their success was a positive manifestation of the
premium Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra placed on education, which she
said had been revolutionary.
She said the state government would provide all the necessary support
to facilitate the students’ journey to Singapore, as well as ensure
that they had a brilliant outing as she urged them to remain focused.