- A secondary school student in Lagos, Munachimso Onuoha, donated N500,000 to scholarship fund
- The money he donated was part of the N2 million cash prize he received from the Best Minds Competition where he emerged the winner
Munachimso Onuoha, an SS3 student of Whitesands School donated N500,000 naira to the IEF Schools Scholarship Fund out of the N2 million cash prize he got as the winner of the Best Minds Competition.
Legit.ng reports that this was disclosed after a simple ceremony marking the receipt of the bank draft by Matthew Osawemen, the secretary of Ikota Educational Foundation.
Munachimso received the two million naira cash prize from Stanbic Bank being the winner of the Best Minds Competition organised by Elsie Abimbola Fernandez Foundation. He also received a N100,000 gift voucher from Ebeano Stores to buy any item of his choice.
The Ikota Educational Foundation is a not-for profit NGO that promotes educational institutions with Whitesands School as the maiden project. IEF has recently established two in Enugu; the Hillrange Secondary School (for boys) and Roseville Secondary School (for girls).
Munachimso has featured in the finals of several prestigious academic competitions. He was at the finals for Lagos state at the Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition senior category.
Munachimso came second in the Mathematics Olympiad organised by the Mathematics Association of Nigeria (MAN). He was also at the finals of the PZ-Cussons Chemistry competition.
He is also in the national finals of the Interswitch-SPAK science competition coming up this January 2019.
Munachimso is currently the assistant senior prefect at Whitesands School.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, November 28, called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the country’s education sector to rescue it from collapse.
The lawmakers also resolved that an education summit, organised by the House in conjunction with other stakeholders, should be held in January 2019. The resolution was sequel to a motion by Rep Ayodele Oladimeji (PDP-Ekiti) at a plenary presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara in Abuja.
The National Economic Council (NEC) had, on October 18, directed the 36 state governors to declare a state of emergency in the sector with a view to arresting the out-of-school children, among others.
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