THE Secretary General of Faculty of Social Science Students’ Association (FOSSSA), Ekeh Angel, at sympossium organised in conjunction with the office of the Public Relations Officer, Students Union Government (SUG), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has advocated national development as a means of getting the future ready for the youths.
The gathering attracted some well-to-do staffers of the school such as the the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Rita Ugokwe, represented by the Deputy Director, School of General Studies, Dr. Uju Ezenekwe, the Director of UNIZIK Business School, Prof. A. U. Nnonyelu, represented by the Assistant Director UNIZIK Business School, Dr. Tochukwu Oguegbe, the Staff Adviser and Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Dr. N. C. Abamara, the HOD, Guidance and Counseling, Prof. Ada Anyamene, represented by Dr. Nkechi Ofojebe, Nibo Community Spokesperson, ‘Igwe Ike,’ among others.
It was noted that the first stage of the competition among 36 candidates keyed into “National Development; a means of Getting the Future Ready for the Youths” and only the top 10 were carried along to the second stage and grand finale.
At the second stage of the competition, the participants discussed “Insipidity; a problem of African Nation”.
It was noted that lack of character, principle and insipidity have caused menace among people in African countries, adding that it is a situation where people show no interest to go the extra mile and achieve targets.
In an interview with National Light, the organiser and Secretary General of FOSSSA from the Department of Political Science, Ms Ekeh Angel Kosisochukwu, described the avenue as a way to breed public speakers and give them confidence to be self esteemed and not to depend on people giving an example of herself as being naive at her tender age but began to have self-confidence as she grew to meet and interact with people while setting the foundation of her pet project known as Blaq Angel Network.
“We are trying to encourage students on how to speak very well in public. This is because most times, we observe that students keep failing their answers when they are asked to answer questions despite being aware of the answer. It is also applicable in exams due to lack of self-confidence; the students cannot go straight to the point when answering questions. Today the winner in this competition will go home with a laptop, the first runner up will have a smart phone while the second runner up will get one year scholarship in the Institution and others will undergo training on Content Writing and Graphic Designing,” she said.
She also said that it would be an added advantage for them when they are out of school and would be a way of advising the general populace to impact lives through investing on the youths!
The winners included Grateful Obiyo, who won a brand new laptop, Onyekwena Divine who won an Android phone and Wisdom Osigwe who was awarded a scholarship worth N21,300.
The mother of the initiator and the Assistant Program Manager of Saving One Million Lives Program For Results of Ministry of Health, Awka, Mrs Ngozi Nworji-Ekeh, educated students on the six Interventions, hygiene and communicable diseases especially the novel 2019 Coronavirus (nCOV) and Lassa fever. She advised the audience to be conscious of things they eat, avoid eating bush animals and rodents, and maintain maximum hygiene on daily basis as well as not touching the face and constant hand washing.