10 students have emerged as winners in the fifth edition of the annual Rising Stars Writing Competition and Awards (RSWCA).
Speaking at a virtual meeting in Lagos where the students were unveiled as winners, the executive director, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, Mr. Ebuka Chukwuka stressed the need for the country to raise more literary icons like Prof. Wole Soyinkas and Chinua Achebe.
He stressed the importance of catching budding writers young who will help put the nation on world literature map in the future.
The fifth edition themed, “Freedom” had in attendance other officials of the firm including the Assistant Manager-Human Resources and Public Relations, Kema Ezeasor; the Projects GM, Mr. Jones Ekwemalor; and National Sales Manager, Mr. Derrick Osondu.
Chukwuka affirmed the company’s support and commitment to the RSWC, noting that no amount of money invested in education is a waste, as the future of the country depends on the quality of education given her citizens.
Also, the Head, Human Resources and Public Relations of the institute, Mrs. Amaka Nwosisi noted that as a responsible corporate entity, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals would always be the front runner in giving back to the society and supporting worthy causes.
The RSWCA Project Coordinator, Uche Udoji announcing the winners, stated that the entries for this year did not produce the standard of short stories to win a RSWC Award in the 1st and 2nd positions of the secondary school category, as such encouraging teachers to put in more effort in teaching children how to develop short stories.
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