By Emeka Chiaghanam
As part of an effort to promote academic excellence among students, and as future leaders to drive the growth and development of the country, Iykecanada Writing Concepts organised its 6th Annual Mathematics Quiz Competition for primary schools in Greater Onitsha, held at the City Radio FM, Onitsha.
Speaking during the event the Chief Executive Officer of Iykecanada Writing Concepts, Mr Ikechukwu Nwoye said aside promoting academic excellence, he intends to use the platform to push further the frontiers of knowledge to promote students who are creative and intelligent enough but can’t be heard.
”I believe that through this platform we can expose students to governments for scholarships and philanthropists who believe in human development. These students have exceptional intelligence and need to be empowered. I believe that an educated child is an empowered child and an advantage to the society.”
Mr Nwoye advised the students to be focused on their studies, noting that education is the passport to a better future. He urged parents to motivate their children to study by providing the necessary literature materials and not toys and non-educative materials.
A member of the panel of judges and On Air Personality with City Radio FM, Obinna Ngwubike, on behalf of the Head of Station, Mrs Monalisa Uzowulu, applauded Iykecanada Concepts for always coming up every year with educative programmes to ensure that they sensitise and educate children to test their intelligence across many disciplines and endeavours of life.
”Aside from this as well, it’s also feels good that at City Radio 89.7 FM, that our corporate responsibility doesn’t just dwell only on radio broadcasting, we also try as well to sensitise the younger generation and what education can do if they give their time and of course energy to it.”
He maintained that Iykecanada Writing Concepts is a brand that should be emulated by others. He called on corporate bodies on the need to make further impact in education for the development of the country.
Head of Panel of the Judges, Chukwujekwu Nweke, said the competition was an outstanding academic disposition, a practical demonstration of intelligence.
‘’The pupils and teachers did very well. It was an open judgement, the teachers were actively involved. The questions were derived from their curriculum. Everybody is satisfied with the outcome of the competition. The competition generally, was a huge success.’’
Teacher, Mac-Royal Academy, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, Mr David Unah, expressed his excitement at his school clinching the first position and encouraged other schools to participate in subsequent editions.
Another teacher, Ikechukwu Ezechukwu, of Mary Vincent Excellent School, Nkwelle-Ezunaka described the competition as a laudable one, thanking the organisers for projecting education for development of the students.
Mac-Royal Academy, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, clinched the first prize, Mary Vincent Excellent School, Nkwelle-Ezunaka, came second, while the Lord’s Chosen Primary School, Onitsha took the third prize.