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18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by presidency: 8:24am On Dec 07, 2016
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

PRESS RELEASE

18 FINALISTS EMERGE IN FG-SPONSORED EDUCATION ADVOCACY PROGRAMME FOR DISPLACED CHILDREN IN 3 NORTHEAST STATES

*Winners to present advocacy campaign video at Grand Finale Thursday, in competition where children become advocates against terrorism

*Over 3000 entries from Borno, Adamawa & Yobe

After rigorous essay writing sessions and validation of submitted entries, eighteen finalists have emerged winners of the Essay Writing Competition in the recently announced Federal Government’s education advocacy programme for displaced children in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The Grand Finale holds Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State where the finalists will present their education advocacy videos at an event to be attended by dignataries and functionaries from across the three states.

The Protecting Education Advocacy Challenge to reorient children affected by insurgency in the 3 Northeast states was announced November 20 and kicked off soon after garnering 3,079 of such children showing keen interest in the competition by turning in their entries.
“The enthusiasm and active participation of these children in the Essay Competition is indicative of their willingness to be the voices raised so that education is protected for them,” according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Dr Mariam Masha.

The eighteen finalists, six from each state were the lucky winners out of 3,079 entries received from the three states, with Borno having 1,337, closely followed by Adamawa with 1,230 while Yobe had a total of 512 entries.

The winners from Borno are Aisha Musty and Bukar Abdulrahman in the 8-11 years category; Abubakar Musa and Zulai Mikaila in the 12-14 Years Category and Hauwa Bulus and Kaka Emmnauel in the 15-18 years category.

From Adamawa State, the winners are Emmanuel Andrawus and Faith Mathew in the 8-11 Years Category; Prince Midenda Napatali and Abba Gana-Bundi in the 12-14 years while in the 15- 18 years category are Grace Markus and Ali Bulama.

Modu Aisami and Adamu Ibrahim emerged in the 8-11 years category in Yobe State. Other winners in the state are Fatima Lawan Jinbam and Mustapha Abdullahi in the 12- 14 years Category and Sadiq Abubakar and Abubakar Baba Adam were winners in the 15-18 years category.

This education advocacy which raises the voices of the children as advocates is a model that directly engages the children in conversations concerning their educational visions and helps to to create a sense of involvement and enhance the success and sustainability of their education.

It is targeted at school-aged children displaced in the North East States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe and the competition commenced simultaneously in the three states witnessing unprecedented acceptance as thousands of enthusiastic school aged-children obtained their entry packs in the Primary, Junior and Senior secondary schools categories.

In Borno State, a total of ten IDP Camps participated including Dalori 1 and 2, Bakassi A & B, Teachers Training College, EYN, Farm Centre, Gubio, NYSC, and Bokolis, all spread across the state.

In Damaturu, the Pompomari IDPs Camp, host communities and schools such as Government Secondary School in Gulani,Goniri,Bularafa and Government Day Secondary School in Buni-Yadi, Bukar Ali,Bindigari and Nayi-nawa submitted entries while their counterparts in NYSC , Makoyi and Fufore IDP Camps in Adamawa State also participated in the Essay writing competition.

The programme is an integral component of counter- radicalization project of the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA), and the Disaster Risk Reduction project of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). It is coordinated in the Presidency by the Office of the Vice President.
Its cardinal objectives include the adoption of children as main advocates of education and voices countering every form of extreme violence in order to break the radicalization process of insurgency and other violent acts.
With the essay writing over, the expected eighteen winners, six from each of the three states are to develop an advocacy campaign video which will be presented by the children themselves before a live audience at the finals in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital on December 8th.
Also, as parts of the advocacy, series of drama presentations, community events and focused mentorship are being staged in the camps, to provide an uncommon window to take the counter-terrorism fight from the battlefield right into the minds of these children.
This advocacy programme will complement the Federal Government’s ongoing recovery efforts in the North-East by using education as a tactical tool to return dignity and normalcy to the affected children and to actively engage these children in advocacy to counter violent extremism.

Other partners and supporters of the programme include the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Medview Airline, Softcom, Venture Garden Group, Academy Press and UACN Property Development Company - UPDC.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity
Office of the Vice President
December 6, 2016

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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by agwom(m): 8:25am On Dec 07, 2016
hmm
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by agwom(m): 10:20am On Dec 07, 2016
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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by herzern(m): 7:57pm On Dec 09, 2016
cool
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by okhiai1(m): 8:00pm On Dec 09, 2016
shocked
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by HIRAETH: 8:02pm On Dec 09, 2016
Nice one but only 18 finalist embarassed

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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by bidexmat(m): 8:04pm On Dec 09, 2016
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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by ActivJJJ(m): 8:14pm On Dec 09, 2016
congrats to them
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by IncredibleJoe(m): 9:30pm On Dec 09, 2016
Good for them
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by ItzHoludex(m): 9:32pm On Dec 09, 2016
nice work, dis is what we need not one beauty pageant all d tym

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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by Successjoy(f): 9:40pm On Dec 09, 2016
Education in naija or abroad?
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by truthspeaks: 10:17pm On Dec 09, 2016
Anoda scam by dis govt

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Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by StupidYorubaFool: 11:57pm On Dec 09, 2016
NORTHOCRACY
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by seguno2: 3:27am On Dec 10, 2016
truthspeaks:
Anoda scam by dis govt

Sure scam, I tell you!
They have even CORRUPTED the nairaland fp with their scam so tey all their propaganda dey feature for there directly!
Re: 18 Finalists Emerge In Fg-sponsored Education Advocacy Programme by optional1(f): 1:06pm On Dec 10, 2016
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