Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has presented certificates and cash prizes to Comprehensive Secondary School, Nawfia; Ide Secondary School, Enugwu- Ukwu; and Army Day Secondary School, Onitsha, in Anambra State, for participating and taking first, second, and third positions, respectively in the just concluded Integrity Competition, organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with NOA, for Integrity Clubs in various secondary schools across the state.
This is contained in a press statement issued to the press, by the agency’s state media relations officer, Anthony Obiora, in Awka, the state capital.
According to the statement, the competition was held on September 29, 2022, with 70 Integrity Clubs in attendance.
“While making the presentations to the champion schools at different fora, NOA Director General, represented in the event by the Anambra State Director of the agency, Charles Nwoji, announced that Comprehensive Secondary School, Nawfia, took first position while Ide Secondary School, Enugwu-Ukwu and Army Day School, Onitsha, went home with second and third positions respectively.
“The NOA boss, who praised the students for making their schools and Anambra State proud at the competition, challenged them to embrace integrity, honesty, hard work and truthfulness, stressing that the clubs were established with a view to catching the students young”, it read.
It further stated that “Dr Abari admonished the young students to always respect their teachers, parents and the constituted authorities by guiding against all forms of temptations that would mar their brighter futures.
“In their separate speeches while receiving the certificates and the prizes, the principal, Comprehensive Secondary School, the Rev Augustine Otiji, his Ide and Army Day Secondary Schools counterparts, Mrs Uju Obuma and Mrs Regina Ofoedu, respectively, felt elated, stressing that they never knew, God would help them to go all that far in the competition which came to them in a short notice.
“They pledged to partner NOA in its human-oriented programs in the state.
“Also, the coordinators of the clubs in the champion schools, Mrs Amaka Onyekwere, Mrs Nzekwe Gloria and Mrs Ezenwa Njideka, maintained that the outcomes of the competition would spur them to do more at the national level with a view to making Anambra State and their schools proud.
“The presidents of the clubs in the schools, Excellence Chukwuka, Kamsy Umeagwu and Pascal Okechi were not left out in celebrating the good feats, even as they assured that they would not relent in making the state proud at the national competition, by upholding the tenets of discipline”, the statement noted.