Five students from various secondary
schools in Anambra will represent
Nigeria at the 27th World Schools
Debating Championship scheduled for
Singapore from June 27 and July 3.
The students are: Adachukwu
Onyekwena (Girls Secondary School,
Amaenyi, Awka), Nnamdi Udoji (Dennis
Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha) and
Chinemerem Oguaba (Awada Secondary
Others are: Chukwuebuka Obichi (Army
Day Secondary School, Onitsha) and
Nneka Chigozie(Mater Ammabillis,
Secondary School, Umuoji).
The state’s Commissioner for Education,
Kate Omenugha, in an interview in
Awka on Wednesday said the students
had qualified for the world competition.
She said that after coming tops in the
various national debate competitions at
the secondary schools level, the five
students were now set to slug it out with
their mates at the international level.
The commissioner congratulated them
for being outstanding among their peers
and urged them to be good ambassadors
of the state while in Singapore.
Ms. Omenugha said their success was a
positive manifestation of the premium
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra
placed on education, which she said had
She said the state government would
provide all the necessary support to
facilitate the students’ journey to
Singapore, as well as ensure that they
had a brilliant outing as she urged them
to remain focused.
The successful students included three
females and two males from five
secondary schools in Anambra.