Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT school tops Africa regional competition in Gabon

In sustaining its lead both at the zonal and national levels in the Junior Achievement Nigeria, JAN competition, Government Girls’ Secondary School, Abaji, emerged the overall winner amongst 28 participating African countries. 

In a press statement by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Secondary Education Board, Ms. Sarah Odugbo and made available to our correspondent, said that the Africa Region Company competition was put together by the JAN, a non-governmental organization with the mandate of grooming and encouraging students to imbibe the culture of entrepreneurship skill in schools.

Speaking during the event in Gabon, Executive Director, Efua Edeh, said the programme is aimed at encouraging students and young people all over Africa and the world at large, to showcase their business and entrepreneurship potential as well as participate in various projects that will help them become self-reliant.

Presenting the two prestigious awards to the board, the principal, Government Girls Secondary School, Abaji, Hajia Rukaiya Adaviruku, explained that the keenly contested competition among 28 Africa countries which started with stage presentation and booth display witnessed the Team Nigeria called “Dynamites” putting up amazing practical performance and display of beautiful products ranging from school and shopping bags, lady purse made from twine and Nigeria’ flag in two different sizes along with an impressive explanation of operation from capitalization to liquidation which the various teams engaged in.

In her response, the Director of FCT Secondary Education Board, Hajia Rakiat Daniya, commended the Team Nigeria for making FCT and Nigeria at large proud, revealing that no Nigeria school has ever won such international competition since JAN came into existence in 1999. 

She encourage the students to continue to key into the various learning activities with emphasis on the trade subjects to develop their potential, sharpen their skills, create wealth and be self-sustaining through viable projects as they become economically relevant in the society.

The victorious students are: Maryam Gambo, Faith Ichado, Monalisa Ogbobi, Mercy Idoko and Ojoh Francis as their chaperone. 

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