Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Senator Osita Ngwu (PDP), representing Enugu West Senatorial Zone, says he is committed to boosting basic education in his constituency through quiz competition among students.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on human capital development, Mr Francis Eneiga, Ngwu said the quiz competition was in fulfillment of his campaign promises to the people.
He said that the competition would kick-off on October 4, 2023, in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The senator said that the quiz competition would involve all the secondary schools in the senatorial zone.
“We are committed to encouraging excellence among the student population in my zone. Education is key to the development of every society.
“I, Distinguished Senator Osita Ngwu, made several promises to my people in the course of my campaign and I have since hit the ground running.
“One of such promises I made is to boost education, make our people develop more interest in pursuing excellence through education; that is the essence of the school quiz,” he said.
He said that the winning school of the quiz competition would smile home with N500,000; while the second position would get N300,000 and the third position would receive N200,000.
According to him, there will also be a consolation prize of N50,000 for the fourth position.
“There would be academic sponsorship for teachers (lecturers) of the winning school,” he added.
It would be recalled that 10 students from the constituency have been enjoying higher institution scholarships courtesy of the senator.