Daily Trust (Abuja)

17 May 2012

Nigeria: GSS Kubwa Student Wins International Award

A final year student of Government Secondary School, Kubwa, Miss Olatorera Dickson-Amusa, has won the United States of America International Essay Competition award.

The competition titled 'Creating Solutions for the Challenges faced by Children Today' saw thousands of students from JSS 3 and SSS 3 classes participating in the exercise.

Our reporter gathered that the 15-year-old student who will be presented with the award in Washington DC, later in the month was selected after a keenly contested competition organized by Gulen Institute Youth Platform, Washington DC.

Similarly, two other students from the same school distinguished themselves during the 2012 CGS National Science Odyssey Competition. The students, Stephen Nwanya and Jibril Y. Jibril, were selected to represent the FCT at the national level having won the competition at the zonal level.

Principal of the School Mallam Salihu Yahaya in a chat with our reporter expressed satisfaction over the exceptional performance of his students, adding that the feat has further debunked insinuations that public schools are of lower standard than their private counterparts.

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