“Agents of Change”: Obi Reacts as Alma Mater Students Win National, Regional Titles at Int'l Event

“Agents of Change”: Obi Reacts as Alma Mater Students Win National, Regional Titles at Int'l Event

  • Students from Christ the King College (CKC) in Onitsha, Anambra state, made their school and Nigeria proud
  • The students soared to victory by earning the coveted titles of both national champions and regional top in the Africa regional competition of the World Affairs Challenge
  • Peter Obi reacted to the young Nigerians' feat via a social media post on Thursday, January 18

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has 9-year experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

Onitsha, Anambra state - Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has expressed his delight after students from Christ The King College (CKC), Onitsha, Anambra state, won the global awards of both national champions and regional top in the Africa Regional competition of the World Affairs Challenge (WAC).

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Legit.ng reports that Obi is an alumnus of CKC.

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Students of Peter Obi's former school excel on the global stage to earn national, and regional honours. Photo credits: @PeterObi, @OgbajiIfeanyi
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Anambra students win big at international competition

Reacting, Obi stated that "a new Nigeria international event hosted by WorldDenver, a non-profit community organisation, which said it is dedicated to advancing a deep understanding of global affairs and cultures.

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Reacting, Obi stated that "a new Nigeria" is possible.

The presidential hopeful wrote on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Thursday, January 18:

"The Nigerian students, through their winning project - Wize Tales by Primus, aimed to contribute their solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by developing initiatives that will empower Nigerian youths to become active agents of change in society. I congratulate the students who have not only brought honour to our nation but whose victory has again reinforced my advocacy for more investment in education.

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"Given the right educational training and conducive environment, our naturally gifted and talented Nigerian youths can excel on the global stage. I also recall that Christ The King College, Onitsha, was one of the schools, I returned to their original owners, the Church when I was the governor of Anambra state. They have continued to grow stronger in their educational standards.
"I thank the proprietor, the management, and the teachers of the College for their efforts in equipping Nigerian students with the right learning and character.
"I remain committed to investing aggressively in education for it remains critical to our development in the New Nigeria which is possible."

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian girl who emerged as top among millions of students worldwide shared her story of winning the prestigious British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award.

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Mmesoma Okonkwo, a student of Chrisland School in Lagos state, received the award for her excellent performance in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English Language exam.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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