As schools and students battle for the throne of victory in the 2022–2023 universal writers’ and authors’ lexicon essay writing competition in Kaduna state.
No fewer than 150 schools compete in the hopes of winning from both zones across the state, but NTIC and Zabeeb College emerge as the 2022 Kaduna lexicon essay writing competition winners.
Awards and prizes were presented to the lucky winners as schools and students are motivated to improve productivity by fostering quality writing and reading among Nigerian students.
Maryam Kudami from NTIC College and Fatima Dahiru Datti from Zabib College bracket to win the first position, while Maryam Aliyu of Ansar-u-Deen College, Bakin Ruwa, and Sumayya Al’ameen from Ummul-Qura Islamic Academy clinch the second position, and Ikram Abdulsalam Aminu of Iman Exclusive Academy emerges as the third place winner in the essay writing competition.
According to the organisers, the competition aimed to create a mentoring environment for students as well as increase writing and reading productivity to provide jobs and opportunities for the next generation of Nigerian students.
We have been organising such competitions since 2019, and many schools have participated with both poor and excellent results. However, this year’s competition has demonstrated that students’ presentations and quality writing skills have significantly improved from both the teaching standard and the students’ understanding, a situation that proved the competition has challenged schools in delivering quality and sound education in Kaduna State. Abdulazeez Alhassan, the organisation’s president, noted
As the world becomes more digital, we are committed to challenging Nigerian students, especially primary and secondary school students, with artificial intelligence in the competition’s subsequent seasons.
However, we are also introducing new programs, which are the Teen Writers Summit, magazine production reading and editorial conferences, as well as workshops and seminars in the coming year, as those will also directly impact schoolchildren, teachers, and the educational sector in general. He added
Some of the lucky winners expressed joy while giving hope to fellow students, with others advising parents to prioritise their children’s education, especially the girl child’s.