In his bid to improve the educational sector, the Niger State Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Umar Bago, has announced an essay competition for secondary school students in the State.
The competition, Hon. Bago said is open to all secondary school students and would encourage participants to think critically about the state’s most pressing issues and write a 1,000-word essay on “the Niger State I want.”
The essay competition according to him is the first of its kind, where a competition is organized to encourage education, promote creativity, and welcome suggestions from teenagers on their dreams for their state.
According to Bago, “We want to hear from our young people about what their dreams are. We want to encourage them to showcase their writing skills as a way of developing them.
“They are the future of our state, and their ideas and perspectives are invaluable. This essay competition is a great opportunity for them to share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing our state and suggest solutions.”
Participants are encouraged to think creatively and propose innovative solutions to issues such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, and the economy.
He added that the winner of the essay will receive a Mini Laptop, the Second Prize an Android Tablet Device, while the 3rd prize will win an Android Phone sponsored by Bago Foundation.
Furthermore, he said “I am looking forward to reading the submissions. I am confident that our State’s youth will impress us with their ideas and creativity.
“Our young people are our greatest asset. I want to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to succeed and make a positive impact on our state.”
The essay competition is just one of the many initiatives that the Governor-elect has commenced to use in engaging and empowering the Youths.
Prizes will be awarded to winners on Children’s Day, May 27th by Bago.
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