9mobile Rewards Winners of 2022 Essay Competition on Environment

9mobile has announced the winners of the maiden edition of its essay competition on the environment.

The competition, open to senior secondary school students in Abuja, was designed to encourage young people to think critically about environmental issues and raise awareness about environmental protection and sustainability.

The essay competition with the theme: ‘How is Overpopulation Becoming a Global Pandemic to the Environment?’ received an overwhelming response from participants from over sixty public secondary schools in Abuja, and after careful review and evaluation, Ukwuoma Uchechukwu Chidera, from Government Secondary School, Dutse emerged winner; Chiemeke Emmanuella, Government Secondary School, Kubwa, came second, while Egwu Favour Onyekachi, Government Secondary School, Kurudu came third.

The Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs at 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado, represented by the PR Lead of 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo, commended all the competition participants for their hard work and efforts and congratulated the winners on their outstanding achievements.

He expressed satisfaction with the quality of the essays received, adding, “we believe that the competition has succeeded in encouraging young people to think critically about environmental issues. We hope that it has inspired them to take action to protect the planet. We also commend the commitment and support from the FCT Education Secretariat, Abuja.”

The Director of Science, Technology, and Vocational Education, Hajiya Ramatu Habu, who represented the director of science, technology, and innovations, commended 9mobile for the essay competition.​

“We hope this competition will inspire other students to explore this topic further and contribute to the ongoing conversation,” she said.

The winner of the competition, Ukwuoma, stated, “I want to thank 9mobile and the FCT Secretariat for giving us this opportunity. I think someday I will impact other people’s lives as well. Before this competition, I was not aware of the consequences of overpopulation as a global pandemic, but now I am better enlightened, and I would like to inform others as well.”

The essays were evaluated by a panel of renowned education experts based on originality, clarity of expression, depth of research and relevance to the competition’s theme. The top 10 winners received prizes and rewards and were recognised for their achievements at the 9mobile office in Abuja.

“9mobile remains committed to supporting initiatives that promote environmental sustainability and will continue to urge young people to be responsible stewards of the environment,” Amanfo added.

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