Students of Anambra descent in the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife under the aegis of the Association of Anambra State Students in Nigeria and Diaspora, in collaboration with National Association of Anambra Law Students, UNEC Chapter, have called on the general public to participate in the ongoing Essay Writing Competition in memory of one of her member, Wendy Ebenezer Linda.
Speaking during a telephone call, the President of the association, Chukwuka Igwe, said the maiden essay writing competition is to commemorate one of the active members of the association.
“Wendy Linda was, until her date last year in a fatal accident around Mayfair, Ile-Ife, an active member of our association, AASSNID. We want to use this competition to remember her for her good deeds. Interestingly, we have decided to make this an annual event,” he said.
Igwe said the competition is also in line with the mission and vision of the association which, among other things, is to enhance the intellectual and academic prowess of her members. He also stated that the ongoing competition is not limited to members of the association alone, but to any interested Nigerian student.
“The competition is of two categories; a topic for AASSNID members and another for non-members. For our members, their topic is ‘Grassroot Politics and the Ignorance of the People to Government: Are the People of Anambra Politically Conscious?’ while for other Nigerian students is ‘The Impact of Socio-Cultural Value on Igbo Society’. We are already receiving submissions. The deadline has been extended to July 23rd, 2020.”
According to him, the top three are entitled to a free course to foster their personal skills under the aegis of Learnaholics Academy, Africa. Among other sponsors are Youth Assembly of Nigeria (Anambra State), Speaker of the Youth Assembly of Nigeria (Anambra State), Rt. Hon. Amb. Dr. I.C.C Nwobi JP, Engr. Jonathan Udemba, the CEO, Onochie Global Resources. Top three from each category would receive cash prizes and award of merit. He appreciates Ezeilo Chidubem and Victoria Mbanasor for working tirelessly towards competition, calling on other AASSNID to emulate such service.
“Entrants are to note that their essay must not exceed 1000 words, 12 font size, Times New Roman, and should be submitted to thememorialessay.gmail.com,” he said.
In his response, the President, National Association of Anambra Law Students, UNEC Chapter, Rotr Godwin Ibeabuchi, through text message, added “the winners will be announced on the AASSNID Instagram account @aassnid_oau”.
Abiodun Adesanya (Lincoln)
Reporting from OAU, Faculty of Law.