Five students from various secondary schools in Anambra 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 state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Awka on Wednesday that the students had qualified for the world competition.
She said that after coming tops in the various national debate competitions at the secondary schools level, the five students were now set to slug it out with their mates at the international level.
The commissioner congratulated them for being outstanding among their peers and urged them to be good ambassadors of the state while in Singapore.
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.
NAN reports that the successful students included three females and two males from five secondary schools in Anambra.