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Telco rewards students for proffering solutions to national security

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SystemSpecs CSR Lead, Sandra Eghagaremo (left); Winner of the Junior Category, Mbalu Chetachi of Lagooz Secondary School, Lagos; Winner of the Senior Category, Uchenna Rita of Queensland Academy, Lagos; Executive Director, SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda and competition judge, Oyindamola Lawani, at the award ceremony for the winners of the SystemSpecs 2021 Children’s Day Essay Competition PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN<br />


A technology company, SystemSpecs, has rewarded the ingenuity and patriotism of Nigerian children, who have suggested various means of enhancing the country’s national security through technology.
 
The gesture was demonstrated at the presentation of prizes to the top three in both senior and junior categories at this year’s Children’s Day Essay Competition, themed ‘Building a more Secure Nigeria using Technology’.
 
Managing Director of SystemSpecs, John Obaro, who commended the patriotism and ingenuity of participants during the competition, said it was great to receive diverse suggestions from children on how to solve pressing national challenges.
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He noted that it had given the nation hope that it has a foundation on which it could build the future of the country. Winners, who emerged at the competition included 12-year-old Chetachi Mbalu of Lagooz College, Lagos, in the junior category, while 15-year-old Uchenna Ohiaeri of Queensland Academy, Okota, Lagos, emerged winner in the senior category.
 
Besides the prizes presented to the winners, SystemSpecs donated 15 laptops to the winning school in the senior category, and 10 laptops to the winning school in the junior category.
 
In his remark, Special Adviser to the president on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, said the essay competition was a step in the right direction, and encouraged the company’s leadership to keep up the good work.
 
The Guardian gathered that over 2000 entries were received from students between ages nine and 16 from secondary schools across the country.

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