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Medical student wins Bayelsa essay contest

A 500-level medical student of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Mr Ikumoinein Michael Woyengikule, has emerged the overall winner...

A 500-level medical student of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, Mr Ikumoinein Michael Woyengikule, has emerged the overall winner of the 6th edition of the Bayelsa State Government online essay competition.

Woyengikule, came top among the 121 undergraduate contestants organized by the office of the Director, New Media to the Bayelsa State Governor, Dr. Kola Oredipe, to encourage writing skills among the indigent students of the state. 

The essay had as the topic: ‘’Bayelsa International Airport: Creating a new economic reality”

Speaking during the presentation of prizes to winners of the competition, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Gentle Emelah, charged youths in the State to embrace programmes and activities that will help them harness their potential.

He said the contest during the competition demonstrates the fact that the State is blessed with great talents.

On his part, Dr. Oredipe said the competition was geared towards connecting the young Bayelsa undergraduates to the prosperity administration to enable them contribute their quota to the development of the State.

The top five winners during the competition were, Ikumoinein Michael Woyengikule (1st) Chiefson Ebikabo-Owei (2nd position), Ipigansi Susan Odidia (3rd), Bekeowei Oko Florence (4th) and George Isivie Esther (5th position).

The champion, Mr. Woyengikule, appreciated the government and the initiator for ensuring efficiency and transparency in the organisation of the online essay contest.

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