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Winners emerge in Wema Bank competition


Winners have emerged in the Wema Bank Royal Kiddies, essay competition, which was organised to commemorate the International Children’s Day Celebration last month.

The Wema Bank essay competition, tagged ‘Write & Win’, was to test the creative writing abilities of young school children in Nigeria whose ages ranged from five to 12 years. It also sought to develop the kids’ writing skills, promote their creativity, imaginative capabilities, reward creativity as well as drive them towards excellence in their learning process.

The Retail Divisional Head, Dotun Ifebogun, said: “We want to ensure we support children and help channel their thoughts towards educational and mind-building activities.


According to him, Joanne Mosaku emerged as the overall winner, having scored 78 per cent. He was closely followed by Aiman Elelu and Oshodi Inioluwa, both of whom tied at 76 per cent.

He explained that the bank received over 100 entries for the essay competition, which were subjected to checks for qualification criteria of age, minimum account deposit of #20,000 and adherence to the deadline.

The essays were assessed alongside key parameters of content, organisation, grammar, mechanics and style, the bank said.

A foremost online educational management company, Mind and Smith, was engaged to assess and grade the essays.

Out of the 10 winners, the top three essays will each get Huawei tablets and Royal Kiddies branded T-shirts.

The seven other finalists will each get N20,000 prepaid gift cards for school supplies in addition to a branded T-shirt.


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