In a keenly contested competition, Miss Success Joel, a sixteen year old student of Gbaraun Grammar School, Oporoza, has emerged the overall winner of the 2021 edition of the Chief Sheriff Mulade Essay Competition for Senior Secondary Schools in rural/riverine communities in Delta State.
She clinched the first position at the ceremony, held at the Hussey College, Warri on Wednesday, February 3, ahead of over nine students drawn from Warri North, Warri South and Warri South West Local Government Areas, winning N50,000.
Esido David of Aleme Model College, Warri North and Eyinsan Tsaye of Atuwatse Secondary Secondary School, Warri South, emerged seond and third runner ups, winning the sum of N30,000 and N20,000 as educational supports.
Below is the list of the top winners of the Quiz Competition.
☑️Atuwatse II College – Winner (N100,000)
☑️Erejuwa Grammar School II – 2nd Place (School bags)
☑️Ogbe-Ijoh Grammar School- 3rd Place (School bags)
Speaking during the ceremony, the Chairman of National Union of Teachers (NUT), Warri South, Comrade Ishmael Ikejuwa, commended Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) and Chief Sheriff Mulade for the initiative and urged other institutions to emulate the educational initiative for riverine communities.
Chief Sheriff Mulade, the Founder of CEPEJ, while congratulating the winners commended them for their exceptional brilliance. “We have achieved our purpose of organising this programme. The purpose of this programme is to promote and sustain the existing peace among the ethnic nationalities of Delta state, particularly, the Warri area, the Urhobos, Itsekiris and the Ijaws. That is one of the primary aims.
“Secondly, is to expose the riverine and rural students to their counterparts in the cities. We have succeeded in this fifth edition. I’m doing this for my fellow brothers and sisters in the riverine areas,” he said.