WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, 2016

OMAFURU FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY, 2016 WITH MAIDEN ANNUAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION BETWEEN JSS2 STUENTS WITHIN THE DSC/ORHUWHORUN/OVWIAN COMMUNITIES IN UDU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF DELTA STATE 5TH JUNE, 2016

Omafuru Foundation once again demonstrated its commitment to the advancement of academic excellence and promotion of hard work among students by organizing its maiden annual essay writing competition among JSS2 students within the DSC/Orhuwhorun/Ovwian communities in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State. This event which was organized to commemorate the World Environment Day, 2016, underscores one of the core values of Omafuru Foundation – creating a sustainable environment. Participating students were required to write on The Benefits of Energy Conservation to the Environment and this exposed them to the importance of protecting the environment to make it safer and healthier not just for us but for future generations.

ASSESSMENT REPORT BY PANEL OF JUDGES
To ensure the credibility of the process of selecting winners for this maiden edition of the annual essay competition, Omafuru Foundation went out to get the best hands available to assess all the entries submitted. The foundation also ensured that the personal details of each participant were removed from the body of each work before sending to the panel of judges.

At the end of the one-week assessment of all the entries from 20th – 27th May, 2016, the panel of judges selected the following students as winners of the maiden annual essay writing competition.

005* Uriemefe Collins (DSC Technical High School) – 71%
This essay demonstrates a keen understanding of the concept around which the topic revolves. The student’s engagement of the topic is lucid, educative and well illustrated. There are very few spelling errors and the handwriting is friendly.

Second Position
015* Okoromado God’stime (DSC Technical High School) – 64%
Although the handwriting is not as lucid as that of 005, this writer also shows a good understanding of the topic which he/she writes about quite convincingly in a very interesting manner. A few errors a noticed, but it is a commendable effort worthy of reward.

Third Position
020* Tibekpe Emmanuel (Jenny Secondary School, Ekete) – 55%
This essay, although short, is written in a very clear and admirable handwriting. The writer understands the points which he/she presents convincingly.

Consolation Prizes:
4th Position

009* Etinagbedia Godgift (DSC Technical High School) – 54%

5th Position
017* Agboman C. Kejone (DSC Technical High School) – 48%

6th Position
021* Keboh Christabel (Jenny Secondary School, Ekete) – 48%

7th Position
011* Egharebha O. Jennifer (DSC Technical High School) – 45%

8th Position
024* Alasa Peace (Jenny Secondary School, Ekete) – 45%

9th Position
034* Omosefe L.B. Victoria (Love Schools, DSC) – 45%

10th Position
035* Ezuzu Okeoghene Juliet (Love Schools, DSC) – 44%

11th Position
028* Ibeh O. Jesu Tekevwe (Ovwian Secondary School) – 42%

12th Position
029* Odafe Praise (Ovwian Secondary School) – 41%

13th Position
006* Akhigbe O. Favour (DSC Technical High School) – 41%

Names of winners were published on the foundation’s website on the 5th of June, 2016 (World Environment Day) and prizes were awarded to the students at their various schools from 14th to 21st June.

The Director of Operations used to opportunity to enlighten the entire school community of each of the winners on the need to play an active role in protecting the environment in order to make the world a safer and healthier place for everyone to live in.

The Director, accompanied by two ad-hoc staffs of Omafuru Foundation – Michael Oduduke and John Awhariado, awarded trophies to the schools with the first, second and third participants and awarded cash prizes to them.

The winner Uriemefe Collins, won a cash prize of N 15, 000, first runner up, Okoromado God’stime received N 10, 000, while the second runner up, Tibekpe Emmanuel got N 5, 000. A token of N 1, 000 was awarded as consolation prize to ten other participants and all 13 winners got a certificate.

Our special appreciation goes to the donors of cash prizes for the first, second and third positions for keying into this project. Mrs. Oghoghome Ekpecham donated the first prize of N 15, 000, etc***???

Following the selection of winners in this keenly contested competition and announcement of same on World Environment Day, contact was made with the schools involved and a date for the presentation of prizes was reached between Omafuru Foundation and the management of each of the schools.

The heads of all the schools appreciated Omafuru Foundation for giving them the opportunity to participate in the