Miss Lawrence Deborah Adjudged Winner of the ​2018 NSE Essay Competition
Tuesday, November 16,  2018

Miss Lawrence Deborah of Good Shepherd School, Ajegunle Village, Atan-Ota, Ogun State, has been adjudged the overall winner of the 2018 edition of The Nigerian Stock Exchange Annual Essay Competition for students in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. This was disclosed at the Awards Ceremony at the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Deborah clinched the first position ahead of over 20,150 participants across the country, winning N500, 000 scholarship fund for her university education, N250, 000 equity investment, and a laptop. Her school was also rewarded with a trophy, three desktop computers, and a printer.

Miss Ashiru Oluwalanoayo of Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State and Master Dominic Charles of GEC Comprehensive College, Ipaja, Lagos State, emerged first and second runners-up respectively. Each of them also got a laptop, equity investment and scholarships toward their university education; their schools got a varying number of computers and trophies. Seven laptops were given as consolation prizes to seven other winners.

In his welcome remarks, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, Chief Executive Officer, NSE delivered by Mr. Bola Adeeko, Head, Shared Services, NSE noted that the goal of the competition is to get future leaders to think about how to adopt technology as a veritable tool for building a financially savvy generation. “It is my belie f that this topic will sow the seeds that will prepare this generation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

“There is the need to build a platform that will help awaken the interest of our youths and buoy up students to learn and appreciate economic concepts, particularly as it concerns financial literacy and the significance of the capital market to the economy, Onyema added”.

In her keynote address, Dr (Mrs) Olufunso Amosun the first Lady of Ogun State ably represented by Mrs. Yemisi Durojaye commended the NSE for this initiative which seeks to bridge the gap between classroom learning and practical knowledge required for long-term personal financial responsibility for societal development.

“It is also heart-warming to note that over 40,000 young people in more than 8,000 secondary schools across Nigeria have benefited from this competition”, added Mrs. Amosun.