Student wins grand prize at FONDCUP competition
Gloria Ofili, a senior secondary school three (SSS 3) student of Word of Faith Group of Schools, Benin City, Edo State, has emerged the winner of the N200,000 grand prize, at The Clan Quiz competition, organised by Face of Niger Delta Cultural Pageant (FONDCUP).
The competition, which is a pet project of the 1st Runner up, FONDCUP, Faith Iguodala, focused on celebrating the cultural heritage of the Niger-Deltans.
Iguodala, said the competition was aimed to promote, advocate and create awareness, as well as project the rich culture, values, traditions and history of the Niger Delta people among the younger generation in senior and junior secondary schools.
She added that the competition, being the first edition, was an agent of creativity and social change.
“The Niger-Delta region is blessed with rich traditions, cultures and values that the children need to know, learn and understand. The competition had a large number of entries but about 150 met screening requirements. It recorded over 30 Niger-Delta-born students, who participated in the competition,” she said.
SSS2 student of Fulga International college, Mbiabam, Akwa-ibom, Precious Essien, took 2nd position, with a cash gift of N150,000, while SSS2 from Eternal Seed Secondary School, Ikono, Akwa-Ibom State, Favour Edem, who had a tie with Justice Joseph, an SSS1 student from Fulga International college, took home N50,000 each for 3rd position.
Convener, FONDCUP, Elizabeth Era, lauded the students for their efforts in promoting the cultural heritage of the Niger-Delta region and promised that the competition’s ideology will get better in the future.
She said that the winner would also get an opportunity to be one of the content creators for the next volume of the My Niger Delta Handbook, the material provided for the students to study for the competition.