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Winners emerge in UNICAF’s essay competition


Winners of the UNICAF essay competition, with their prizes at the award ceremony, held at the UNICAF office in Lagos.)

Three winners-Folashade Shodipo, Chekwube Okeke and Emmanuel Famokun have emerged tops in the UNICAF’s essay competition, out of the 500 entries submitted for the competition, with the topic: “Higher Education of international quality shaping the leaders of tomorrow in Nigeria and in Africa.”

Shodipo, a diction and phonetics teacher from Iyana-Ipaja, who came first, highlighted in her essay the need to use modern technology in order to share new knowledge globally, and has won a full scholarship to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration with Unicaf University, plus a monetary reward of N100, 000 in cash.

The first runner up, Okeke, a college teacher from Lagos, called in his essay for technological advances and innovations from around the world to be used in finding effective solutions to the long-standing problems faced in Africa. He won a full scholarship to pursue a Professional Development Short Course with Unicaf University, plus N50, 000 in cash.


Second runner-up, Famokun, a Communications Consultant in Lagos, presented in his essay the reasons that make higher education of international quality an effective training ground for inspirational leaders of the future in Nigeria and in Africa. He has won a full scholarship to pursue a Professional Development Short Course with Unicaf University.

UNICAF congratulates the winners and all participants in the competition, and promises to continue to contribute, in any way possible, to the advancement of higher education in Nigeria and in Africa.

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