By Ndife David – Awka.
The Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF), Dr Chinedu Umeadi.
Anambra State government, has sought for more supports and investment from more stakeholders to boost the quality of science and technology education in Anambra.
He made this disclosure at the 4th Edition of the 2023 Science quiz and award ceremony for secondary schools in collaboration with Anambra Post Primary School Service Commission (PPSSC) And Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB).
The event which featured awards presentations, price giving and induction of best students, teachers and principals as well as ambassadors of Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation was held at the Prof. Dora Akunyili Women Development Center in Awka.
Earlier, Sir Ikem Onwuadi, the Coordinator, Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation, disclosed that the programme was aimed at emancipation of children through education, adding that 217 public schools participated but at the end, winners emerged from the zonal level.
Speaking during the ceremony, the founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF), Dr Chinedu Umeadi, urged students to be studies and utilise their natural abilities, talents and skills for self development and betterment of society.
“Education offers you greater opportunity to be celebrated. We are here to celebrate your academic excellence and prepare you for greater celebrations ahead. Kindly use education to rediscover yourself, natural abilities and skills. These will reposition you to uplift society tomorrow. Keep on soaring higher because you are future of tomorrow we have today,” he said.
He also pledged to give out scholarships to five Students from the Bishop of Awka Diocese, and 2 best Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka under the Vice Chancellor awards.
Also speaking, The Chairman, Post Primary Schools Service Commission (PPSC), Professor Nkechi Ikediugwu, disclosed that education is the greatest gifts every child need, and explained that the efforts of governor Chukwuma Soludo to revamp and uplift education sector needs collaborative efforts and investments from private spirited individuals.
According to her, this could come through organising of quizzes, debates and other competitions so as to build students skills and confidence academically.
Contributing, the Chairman of the occasion and Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Professor Charles Esimone, and the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Revd. Paulinus Ezeokafor, commended the foundation for investing on education, even as they admonished students not to be distracted so as to continually benefit from such kind gestures.
Amongst the winners are Maria Regina Model Comprehensive Secondary School, Nnewi which produced best students, best principal and best quiz master for Junior Secondary School (JSS) category, while Dennis Memorial Grammar School (DMGS) produced same at Senior Secondary School (SSS) category.
Other notable personalities who graced the occasion includes, Member Representing Njikoka Two Constituency in the state house of assembly, Hon. Jude Akpua amongst others.