A student of Queens College, Nnachi Grace has emerged the winner of this year’s LCCI 2019 Secondary School essay competition, EduFirst.ng reports
With over 150 entries received from public and private schools, Nnachi Grace, a senior secondary school student from Queen’s College, Yaba clinched the top position in a keenly contested competition.
The prize-giving ceremony held at LCCI’s Commerce House, Victoria Island saw this year’s winner, Nnachi Grace walking home with 250,000 Naira in prize money in addition to other gift items from sponsors.
The competition, which is an annual event and the 4th in the series since its commencement in 2015 had as its theme” Harnessing the Potential of ICT for Economic Development’’.
According to the organizers, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the criteria for determining the winner was tougher this year and the panel had erudite scholars from top Nigerian universities as judges.
The Vice President of the Chamber, Asiwaju Michael Olawale-Cole, used the occasion to reecho the objective of the competition which is to promote knowledge of the Nigerian economy amongst the youth and also to develop the capacity of an average child to understanding issues affecting the nation.
The Chamber also used the opportunity to laud the sponsors of the event, who have continued to support the initiative and called on some of them that were yet to complete some projects to do so before the end of the year.
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