In memory of Wendy E Linda, the Association of Anambra State Students in Nigeria and Diaspora (AASSNID), in collaboration with National Association of Anambra Law Students, University of Nigeria Chapter, have called on the general public to participate in the ongoing Essay Writing Competition.
The students, all from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) are organizing this competition in memory of a late member, Wendy Ebenezer Linda.
Late Linda was killed by a trailer in 2019 at Mayfair, a busy bus-stop in Ile-Ife. She was a final year student of Management and Accounting, OAU.
Speaking with GBETU during a telephone call, the President of the association, Chukwuka Igwe, alongside Mbanasor Victoria, said “the maiden essay writing competition is partly to commemorate one of the active members of the association, Wendy Linda, who was until her death last year, in a fatal accident around Mayfair, Ile-Ife, an active member of our association, AASSNID; and to promote writing’s very manifest objective of rejevunating ideas, communication, impacting knowledge and preserving culture; as well as the need to preserve history, and re-awaken Socio-cultural and socio-political consciousness.”
Also speaking on behalf of the National Association of Anambra Law Students, University of Nigeria and NAALS President, Rotr. Ibeabuchi Godwin; Igwe said “the competition is also in line with the mission and vision of the association which, among other things, is to enhance the intellectual and academic prowess of her members,” adding that the ongoing competition is not limited to members of the association alone, but to any interested Nigerian student.
“The competition is of two categories,” he continued, “a topic for Anambra students and another for non-indigens.”
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“For Anambrarians, the topic is ‘Grassroot Politics and the Ignorance of the People to Government: Are the People of Anambra Politically Conscious?’ while for Non-indigens, it is ‘The Impact of Socio-Cultural Value on Igbo Society’.
“We are already receiving submissions. The deadline has been extended to July 23rd, 2020.”
Chukwuka Igwe said that the top three winners are entitled to a free course to foster their personal skills under the aegis of Learnaholics Academy, Africa.
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“Entrants are to note that their essay must not exceed 1000 words, 12 font size, Times New Roman, and should be submitted to thememorialessay.gmail.com,” he said.
Sponsors who have found this mission interesting are – Youth Assembly of Nigeria (Anambra State); Speaker of the Youth Assembly of Nigeria (Anambra State), Rt. Hon. Amb. Dr. I.C.C Nwobi JP and Engr. Jonathan Udemba, the CEO, Onochie Global Resources.
Top three from each category would receive cash prizes and award of merit.
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Igwe specially appreciates Mbanasor Victoria Chinyeaka (Director of Socials, National Association of Anambra Law Students) and Ezeilo Chidubem of Obafemi Awolowo University; for working selflessly towards the success of this competition, calling on other students to emulate such service.
In his response, the President, National Association of Anambra Law Students (UNEC) Chapter, Rotr. Godwin Ibeabuchi, through text message, added that “the winners will be announced on the AASSNID Instagram account @aassnid_oau and @Naals_Unec respectively.”