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Winners emerge in AACLE International Essay Competition


Elder Tewo Oke (left) with the winners

Winners have emerged in the pilot essay competition organised by a United Kingdom-based company, AACLE International, in partnership with Hon. Taiwo Kemi Oluga, Special Adviser on Tourism and Culture to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State.

The winners are Mary Oyetade, a student of Victory College, Ode Omu, who came first and was given a scholarship valued at N150, 000; Blessing Akperi of Baptist High School, Iwo, came second and got a N100, 000 worth scholarship while Alade Funmilayo also of Victory College, Ode Omu, came third and got a scholarship worth N50, 000.

The three winners were from both public and private schools within the Osun West Senatorial district where Hon Taiwo Kemi Oluga hails from.  


At the presentation ceremony held at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism secretariat in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, last Tuesday, Hon. Oluga commended the students for the creativity and brilliance exhibited in the novel essay competition and counselled them to be internet-savvy and use the social networks positively to their own benefits, saying further that any student that is not familiar with information technology would not go far in today’s world.  

She encouraged the parents and guests present to pay more attention to the activities of their children and wards on social media because of its many inherent negative influences.

In his goodwill message, the Chief Executive Officer of Aacle International, Nigeria, Elder Tewo Oke, said Aacle UK Ltd is a world class enterprise solution hub incorporated in the United Kingdom by Nigerian professionals in the Diaspora strategically focused on empowering Nigerian youths through the provision of S-M-A-R-T solutions to educational, health and business challenges.

The head office is located at The Sunderland Software City in the North East of England, one of the world’s leading destinations for technology innovation and enterprise.

Oke said, “The core of Aacle Limited’s vision is to provide viable solutions to elemental problems affecting the youth across Nigeria and Africa.

One of it is to organize essay competitions for students in secondary schools through corporate and individual sponsors like you/your company, geared towards achieving a mutually beneficial outcome for the students and the sponsor.

We chose the mechanism of essay because the art of creative writing is critical in the expression and application of knowledge gained over the years.”

He said that the competition, which featured over 500 participants, was at no financial cost to the Special Adviser, the ministry, or government of Osun State. 

“All processes for the winners to emerge were technology-based with little human intervention except for professional evaluators who marked the scripts without any prejudice or sentiment with a view to engendering transparency and trust in all concerned.”

Oke promised that Aacle shall continue to support all willing students, artisans and graduates with scholarships and grants. 


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