A Kaduna-based non-governmental organization, Universal Writers and Authors (UWA), organizes an inter-secondary schools’ essay writing competition across the 23 local government areas of the state.
According to the president, Abdulazeez Alhassan, the program aims to reawaken the lost glory of reading and writing culture amongst schoolchildren in the country.
We set challenges for students by giving them topics to select and compete for with fellow students from different schools, and we have seen a high level of commitment and improvement from both the students and teachers.
However, Kaduna South and Igabi local governments have participated and completed the first stage of the competition, where Learning-Field Academy from Kaduna South and Classical Scholars from Igabi all emerged as winners at the local government level.
Others from Igabi local government are Khalifa Comprehensive Schools, Rigasa, with 2nd position, Emirate Silver Bird College, Rigasa, with 3rd, and Bilal Ibn Rabah Int’l Schools, Kinkinau, 2nd, and Al’athariyyah Home Schools, T/Wada, 3rd from Kaduna South local government respectively.
So far, we have set records in the education sector by outlining areas where both teachers and students need improvement.
Although the remaining local governments have yet to complete the competition, we have hope they will meet the planned schedule date as we have set March 26th, 2022 for the zonal essay competition. He added.
Furthermore, Abdulazeez encourages schools to participate in such events as a test step for quality education in schools and believes that this will reduce the rate of exam malpractice in schools across the country as it will prepare students against any challenge from an early stage.
Also speaking at the event, the coordinator of the literacy program at Yasmin Elrufai Foundation, Mr. Musa Jama’are, applauded the efforts of Universal Writers and Authors (UWA) and stressed that the inter-secondary schools’ essay writing competition is indeed coming at the right time, considering how the education sector is faced with significant setbacks, so I encourage you to do more as it seems to be the best initiative I have seen in northern Nigeria.