Awka union awards scholarship to 25 best students, says Chief Amobi Nwokafor reports that twenty five (25) exceptional students from Awka town have emerged awardees for the 2018 Awka students’ achievers day organized by the Awka Development Union Nigeria.
The awardees were selected from 15 public and mission secondary schools in Awka and its environs.
The Awka students’ achievers day held in Awka, Anambra state capital, has over 1,500 students of Awka origin in attendance and featured career canceling and motivational lectures on the causes and consequences of drug abuse and cultism among youths and considerations for career choice.
The president General of Awka Development union Nigeria, Chief Amobi Nwokafor in his address, noted that the Awka students Achievers day was instituted by the union to encourage hard work among the students and as well, dissuade them from indulging in immoralities and other anti social vices in the society.
He however urged the students to always put in their best to distinguish themselves among their contemporaries, noting that the award was meant for only exceptional students who are academically good.
He further explained that ADUN is committed to grassroots development and investment in education, which according to him, is pivotal in emancipation and liberation of human mind.
“In this maiden edition, we are targeting about 1,200 students of post primary schools (JSS and SSS students). We intend to brainstorm on their development to ensure that they are prepared to play their roles as the future leaders of our town and by extension, Nigeria.
“We want to encourage and motivate our youths to work hard and read their books to excel in their academic journey and we hope to make it an annual ritual as a way of rewarding hard work based on performance. We are poised to developing our youths by catching them young.
Our intention is to fight cultism through this exercise and refocus our children’s mind towards striving for excellence because if they understand the importance of education, they will not have time for cultism or indulge in frivolous activities.
Also speaking, the representative of  the Anambra State Post Primary School Service Commission (PPSSC) Awka Education zone, Lady Carol Ikeaba commended the ADUN for the award of scholarship to best students and schools in Awka, which he described as the greatest investment.
He noted that the gesture will motivate and encourage the students achieve greatness even as he bemoans some town leadership who spend their resources in building markets, civic centers in the state to emulate ADUN.
Lady Ikeaba charged the students to utilize the opportunity of the scholarship award in Awka to work harder by taking their studies seriously so as to win more awards.
Earlier in her lecture entitled: Youths and drugs: causes and consequences of drug abuse among youths of today, an official of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Chinwe Thomson identified environmental circumstances, occurring conditions, peer group pressure and genetic predisposition as major causes of drug abuse among youths.
Thopson defined drug abuse as excessive or addictive use of drugs for non-medicinal purposes and urged the students to desist from its consumption.
She noted that drugs which she categorised as hard drugs, social drugs has dangerous effect on the body which she said includes organ damage and can lead to anti social vices such as kidnapping, armed robbery, prostitution, cultism and violence.
“And anybody found consuming, importing or exporting drugs will be jailed or punished according to the law” she said.
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ADUN President General, Chief Amobi Nwokafor and some of the scholarship awardees
Awka union awards scholarship to 25 best students, says Chief Amobi Nwokafor Awka union awards scholarship to 25 best students, says Chief Amobi Nwokafor Reviewed by Unknown on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Rating: 5

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