Recently, Africa’s leading innovative payment and human capital management solutions and services firm, SystemSpecs, hosted Nigerian youngsters within the ages of 9-16, who participated in its Children’s Day Essay Competition.
The award ceremony, which was held online and saw the honouring of about 2,000 entrants that participated in the Essay competition.
SystemSpecs expressed its delight in honoring the youngsters, as they had dared to display their knowledge and dreams, around innovative technology.
SystemSpecs presented certificates to all entrants, inducted the top 10 entrants, into the 2020 Honour Roll and gave out prizes to the top 3 youngsters, in both the junior and senior categories.
15-year old Kalu Derrick Ugochukwu from Fosla Academy, Karshi, Abuja, who emerged winner in the senior category, said that the essay competition came at a time when students require a platform to use their intellectual prowess.
“I thank the Almighty God for making this recognition come my way and at this time”, Kalu expressed.
In another statement by 11-year old Onuoha-Okoro N. David, from St Anthony Grammar School, (Private) in Esure, Ijebu Imushin, Ogun state, who emerged overall best in the junior category, thanked God, his parents and the organisers.
“Whether yours emerged among the top entries or not, you are a winner. You have made a major leap, added to your feathers and positioned yourself for greater success.
You have shown that technology is not only relevant in personal and corporate life, but also in the life of a nation”, John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs, stated.
According to Obaro, SystemSpecs will offer internship positions to all the participants, whenever they are ready to take up such an opportunity.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, (CFA), a tech journalist and enthusiast, who spoke on behalf of the judges, mentioned some areas the youngsters can improve on, such as the provision of references, full adherence to instructions and presentation of thoughts, in a logical manner.
CFA added that the competition has shown that, there are lapses in the Nigerian educational system.
“It is important that people realise that education is a lifestyle and not a means, to merely pass”, CFA stressed.
The Children’s Day Essay Competition, organized by SystemSpecs is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility activities, poised at moving Nigeria, towards a technology-driven nation.
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