Miss Grace Ezekiel of Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu, Lagos has emerged the overall winner in the South-West zonal competition of the Nigeria Centenary Inter-Secondary Schools’ debate.
Ondo State, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye who made the announcement explained that Miss Ezekiel beat other debaters from Osun and Oyo States in the first stage of the competition and later defeated the representative of Ogun State on the topic “Nigeria is ripe for a female President” to clinch the trophy.
She noted that Grace Ezekiel was also declared the best speaker for the South-West Zone and as such is billed to represent the zone in Abuja for the National finals at a later date.
According to the Commissioner, other representatives of the State are Adepeju Fatiu of Eko Akete Senior Grammar School, Lagos Island; Adegbulugbe Ayomide of Badagry Senior Grammar School, Badagry; Adekunle Dina of Lagos State Senior Model College, Igbokuta Oni Damilola of Ajangbadi Senior High School, Ojo and Kalu Daniel of Birrel Avenue Senior School, Sabo-Yaba.
The South-West Zonal Competition of the Nigeria Centenary Inter-Secondary Schools’ Debate was organized by the President’s Schools Debate Nigeria (PSDN) to commemorate Nigeria’s centenary celebration.