Anambra state has made another hit in academic excellence by clearing the first four positions in National Essay competition.
The state students topped other states by winning the first, second, third and fourth positions in the grand final of the exercise leaving Lagos State trailing fifth.
The competition, SP JAIN National Essay competition which grand finale took place at the Banquet Hall, Excellence Hotel and conference centre Ikeja Lagos, has the title, “ Nigeria Budget, Planning, implementation and Monitoring process”
It was an online Essay competition of two thousand, five hundred words and shortlisted students defended their write ups at the grand finale.
Godwin Chinecherem Divine of Maria Regina Model comprehensive secondary school, Nnewi ,came first with eighty seven- point – seven- five percent while Mbamalu Chiagozie of the Lords Foundation school Nnewi came second with seventy-nine- point- two- five percent, Chisom faith Oforkamsi also of Maria Regina Model comprehensive secondary school Nnewi came third with seventy- three- point- two five percent and Onuigbo John Chukubuikem of Arch- Bishop Herey secondary school Ogidi took the fourth position with sixty- seven percent.
The first position has a prize of twenty- five thousand dollars educational grant, plaque, I-pad and invitation letter to SP Jain Dubai school among others while second position has the prize of Nineteen thousand dollars educational grant with a plaque and Laptop, among others.
The winner of third position went home with twelve thousand, five hundred dollars educational grant with a plaque and laptop among others.
The 2016 National Essay competition was designed for students in secondary school in Nigeria including the Federal cautl territory.