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Monday, May 31, 2010

Glo, NYSC partner on inter-school contest in Benin

Telecommunications giant, Globacom in partnership with the Edo State National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) have partnered on inter-secondary school dance contest in Benin City.

The contest with the theme, “Culture: The Pride of Nigeria”, was held at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre with 14 secondary schools competing to win the mouth watering first prize of a complete desktop computer with flat screen plus a 3-in-one colour printer.

The second prize was complete desk top computer while the third prize was a 3-in-one colour printer.

The students from Western Boys High School came top with their scintillating performance, while the second and third position went to Dominion City Academy and the Federal Government Girls College respectively.

In his remarks, the Edo State Director of NYSC, Mr. Peter Atilola, said that the idea behind the contest was to help discover the innate talents of the school pupils, stressing that experiences had shown that world stars were discovered at their tender ages.

He also applauded Globacom for supporting the corps in putting the event together, noting that Globacom had demonstrated that it’s truly a Nigerian company the way it identifies with anything that is Nigerian.

“We, at the NYSC are indeed grateful to the major sponsor of this contest, Globacom and we recommend that other corporate bodies should emulate Globacom, not only in what they are doing today but in the way the company has identified with anything that has to do with Nigeria in the areas of sports, entertainment, culture, deployment of world-class services and many other things”, he said.

Welcoming participants, Glo Business Director (GBD), Mid-West Territory, Mr. Augustine Mamuro, said that the telecoms firm decided to partner with the NYSC on the contest to bring out the potentials of the students and the participating schools.

“Globacom is the official sponsor of this event, the first of its kind among secondary schools in Edo State not just in fulfillment of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), but to show that as a truly Nigerian company, we’re at all times willing and ready to identify with anything that celebrates the potentials of an average Nigerian. To us in Globacom, the contest is a celebration of our heritage as a people,” he said.

Other schools that participated in the contest were Baptist High School, Aideyan Memorial College, Word of Faith Group of Schools, Iyaro, Russel International School, Jacson Academy, Edokpolor Grammar School, Idia College, Edo College, Word of Faith Group of Schools, Iguodala and Edo Boys High School, Aduwawa Secondary School.

The event was witnessed by Glo Ambassadors, include Nonso Diobi, Monalisa Chinda and Chioma Chukwuka, while the Original Stereo man, Ekwe, also performed at the occasion.

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