9-year-old pupil wins national debate competition


A nine-year-old indigene of Ogun State, Miss Docars Adewunmi has been declared winner of the National Debate Competition organised for primary schools in Nigeria held in Abuja, the nation’s capital

EduCeleb.com gathered that Adewunmi, a primary five pupil of Ansar-ud-deen Primary School 1, Sabo, Ilaro in Yewa South Local Government Area of the State, emerged as the National Champion of the President’s Inter Basic (primary) School debate by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), an agency of the Federal Ministry of Education.

Chairman of the Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (APSHTON), Yewa South Local Government, Mr Adekunle Babatunde who unveiled this year’s champion of the President inter-basic (Primary) school debate championship, attributed the feat to the provision of academic infrastructure and conducive learning environment by the State Government

He assured that teachers would always work very hard to sustain the high standard attained in education sector in the state

“Let me use this medium to assure the government that our teachers are more determined and ready to continue to put in their best to ensure that in every competition of this nature, our learners continue to excel and ensure that the educational development of the State remains at the top,” he promised

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Adekunle appreciated the Governor for his huge investment, towards the ‘’Yellow roof’’ infrastructure, prompt payment of teachers’ salaries and promotion of teachers across the board in the State.

Also speaking, the Secretary, Yewa South Local Government Education Authority, Mrs Adetutu Adeyemi lauded the State government for its support before and during the competition, as well as the innovative template to nurture and monitor the girl child, adding that the development would help to discover upcoming talents in the State.

Responding, the winner, Miss Adewunmi, who described the national competition as a tough one, thanked the State Government for providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning, which enabled her to achieve the success.

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