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The State Government has presented cheques for one million naira each to the six students of Regina Paecis Model School,

Onitsha that won the World Technovation Challenge held recently in San Francisco, USA.
Governor Willie Obiano made the presentation during a reception organized for the champions at the Governor's lodge, Amawbia.
The World Champions who represented Nigeria and Africa in the competition, defeated their contemporaries in nine technologically advanced countries including the USA, India, Turkey, China, Uzbekistan, Spain among others with a mobile application called FD-detector developed to help tackle the challenge of fake pharmaceutical products.
Also at the ceremony which was used to mark the 27th Anniversary of the creation of Anambra State, the Governor announced scholarships for the students uptill their first University degrees.
The Principal of the School, Reverend Father Vincent Ezeaka and the mentor of the students, Mrs. Uche Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu also received cheques for two million naira each from the state government.
Presenting the cheques, Governor Obiano said the presentation was in celebration of the heroic exploits wrought by the students that have brought honour to Anambra State.
He noted that the achievement points to the fact that the partnership between his administration and the church is truly working as well as reflects his government's strides in the area of girl child education.
The Governor commended teachers in the State especially those of the winning school for effectively driving his administration's vision for the State Education sector, assuring that he is committed to setting a model that will guarantee sustainable advancement for the State Education sector.
The Member representing Anambra Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Victor Umeh said the feat achieved by the girls gives credence to the efforts of the present administration in transforming the State education sector.
In her remarks, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha pointed out that with the huge investments of the State Government in human capital development including the Education sector , Anambra students have become more emboldened and better poised to compete with their contemporaries the world over, adding that the State is presently reaping the dividends with the laurels her students are winning everywhere.
In their goodwill messages, former Governor, Dame Virgy Etiaba, the Anglican Bishop on the Niger, Right Reverend Owen Nwokolo and the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Reverend Jonas-Benson Okoye lauded the Governor's belief and investment in the capacity of the youths, noting that his huge investments in the Education sector lends credence to this fact.
For the mentor of the students, Mrs. Ugwu, while the State celebrates the outstanding brilliance exhibited by the girls, there is the need to build on the achievement to reach more students across the various schools in the State.
In a vote of thanks, one of the students, Miss Promise Nnalue thanked the Governor for his immense support throughout the process and all who worked with them to achieve victory and promised that they will use the platform availed them by the State Government to always make
the state proud.
The students, who were accompanied to the event by their parents, were later presented with the cheques, certificate of excellence and the State broach.

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