SystemSpecs has rewarded winners of its Children’s Day competition for their ingenuity and patriotism.
It presented prizes to the top three in both senior and junior categories of its 2021 Children’s Day Essay Competition, themed ‘Building a More Secure Nigeria using Technology’, which took place recently at the firm’s headquarters in Lagos.
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Twelve-year-old Chetachi Best Mbalu of Lagooz College, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos emerged winner in the junior category, while 15-year-old Uchenna Rita Ohiaeri of Queensland Academy, Okota, Lagos emerged winner in the senior category.
The firm also donated 15 laptops to the winning school in the senior category, and 10 laptops to the winning school in the junior category.
The Managing Director, John Obaro, said: “For our dear children who have taken it upon themselves to think about the use of technology in addressing what is probably the biggest challenge of our country today, security, we say thank you.”
Over 2,000 entries were received from students between ages nine and 16 from secondary schools across the country in the 2021 SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition, a 30 percent increase from the previous year. The entries were sent online.
Executive Director of Strategy at SystemSpecs Deremi Atanda said the company is thrilled about the number of entries that came from Borno State, an area in the grip of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
“It shows that even at times like this, people are interested in advancing national interest,” the director noted.