A Nigerian, Khairat Onize Jimoh has emerged second runner up in the British Council Writing Competition.
She is a 13-year old student at Dependable International School, Niger State.
Miss Jimoh’s story titled “Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress” was judged to be the third best among the numerous entries received worldwide in the 11-14 year old category in the Commonwealth Class Children’s Short Story Writing Competition.
Regarding it, the judges commented thus: “This is a tragic story about war, but with a hopeful ending. It contains an important message about young peoples’ voices being heard, and moments of detail create a strong sense of place and atmosphere.
“Your entry is currently being professionally illustrated and will be uploaded to Schools Online on Thursday 16th February. Your certificate will be sent to you as soon as the certificates have been produced.
Congratulations once again!
With best wishes
Meanwhile, a Malaysian, Yip Ren-Wei took the first position while Irish Elena Gourley emerged second. Ren-Wei’s story entitled “Christmas Wish” focused on an historical event set in 1914 called a Christmas truce. On the other hand, Elena made her story, “Peace” about hypnotic elements of inner peace.