Twenty seven-year-old Adedapo Adeniruju has gained the second version of UNICAF essay competitors and the grand prize of a full scholarship for a web-based Masters diploma with UNICAF college.
The winner, Adedapo is a author and a documentary film-maker who resides in Ibadan, Oyo state. He studied mechanical engineering on the Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU) and graduated in 2016.
First Prize winner, Adedapo Adeniruju
The prize was offered to the winners on the UNICAF Nigeria workplace, off Channels TV avenue, Opic property, Lagos.
The subject for this yr’s essay competitors was ‘how vital is the function of upper schooling in shaping the contribution of younger Nigerians within the nationwide effort for growth and progess’.
Over 1000 entries had been submitted for this yr’s essay competitors earlier than deciding on the 5 winners.
The general winner additionally obtained a brand new laptop computer, whereas the 4 others acquired money prizes together with a pill cellphone every.
Victor Nwachukwu, a civil engineering graduate got here second, profitable $500, whereas Asiboje Esereosonobrugwe, a chartered accountant got here third with $300.
2nd prize winner, Victor Nwachukwu
Equally, Taiwo Ishola, come fourth with $200 whereas Onwuli Nwannebuife emerged firth place with $100.
UNICAF is a web-based platform in sub-Sahara Africa that provides greater schooling of worldwide customary, accessible to Africans and faculty leavers.
Talking with The Nation, Adedapo mentioned hardwork made him emerge the winner including that his inventive expertise gave him an edge.
He mentioned: “I used to be looking out by way of the web about two months in the past after I came upon concerning the scholarship. What tickled my curiosity was the subject, then I made a decision to place collectively my inventive power to contest.
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“I write usually as a result of I’ve been doing that for years. The judges solely is aware of why my essay stands out however I feel it additionally has do do with the efforts, hardwork and the inventive expertise I’ve obtained.
“The success is thrilling as a result of that is my first expertise as an general winner of an essay competitors. Through the years, I’ve all the time, I’ve all the time been a runner-up. I really feel grateful and excited by way of the journey of writing and rising the primary place,” he added.
In his deal with, Advertising and marketing Supervisor, UNICAF Nigeria, Emmanuel Ebanehita mentioned the essay competitors was to affect the lives of the Nigerian youths positively.
He famous that the competitors was additionally to help the youths of their contribution to nationwide growth.
“Nigerian residents as much as the age of 30 despatched of their ideas on the contribution of younger folks within the nationwide effort for growth and progress, stressing the significance of high quality greater schooling in empowering younger folks, making them extra educated, extra environment friendly and extra employable, thereby growing their contribution to the event of the nation.
“The vast majority of the entries submitted to the competitors thought-about the various totally different features shaping the contribution of the younger to nationwide growth and highlighted varied issues confronted by a lot of Nigerian youths at this time, reminiscent of poverty, restricted entry to high quality greater schooling, widespread unemployment and lack of empowerment or of a way of function,” he mentioned.