Cursory: The 15-year-old winner of the 13th edition of United Bank of Africa, UBA, National Essay Competition, Chukwuazolum Adaeze, has said interpreting the given topics was the biggest challenge
Chukwuazolum Adaeze, 15-year-old winner of the 13th edition of United Bank of Africa, UBA, National Essay Competition, has said interpreting the given topics was the biggest challenge.
According to Adaeze, a student of Fountain Heights Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos, except the topics are interpreted right, other things will go wrong.
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The National Essay Competition featured 12,000 entries from all over Africa, narrowed down to 12 pupils, who then competed in the final round on November 20.
She told journalists;
“I never expected this. I thought I was going to be the second runner-up. I was confident in myself, but I never knew I was going to be the winner. I am so surprised, grateful, and thankful.
“The most challenging thing will be the interpretation of the topics because they were not easy.
“You have to interpret them well, otherwise you will get it wrong. Aside from that, everything went well.”
The competition concluded with Adaeze claiming the top spot and a N5 million prize.
The Group Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa, Oliver Alawuba, presented the cash prizes and gifts to the winners.
The first runner-up got N3.5 million and the second runner-up, N2.5 million. Others also received prizes.
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