PRESS STATEMENT: WINNERS OF THE MAFEELDA 2022 ESSAY COMPETITION

The Maiden (2022) MAFEELDA Writing Contest for Gombe South Students in Higher Institutions was a huge success. Praise be to God! On Saturday 2nd July 2022, the Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM) presented prizes to the winners.

The first position got a laptop and N10,000. The second position received N30,000. The third position was awarded N20,000, and the other seven who are part of the top ten each were given N10,000. The winners of the competition are as follows:

  1. First Position: Christiana Ishaku Madi (BSc. Info. Tech., Faculty of Science, National Open Univ.; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  2. Second Position: Kent Kenneth (BSc. Hons. Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  3. Third Position: Jonathan David Alewa (LLB, Faculty of Law, Gombe State University; Balanga LGA, Gombe State). The Top Ten Essayists in alphabetical order are:
  4. Abinadab Ahijoh (BSc. Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Gombe State Univ.; Shongom LGA, Gombe State).
  5. Amirah Abdulrahman (BSc. Human Anatomy, College of Medical Sciences, Gombe State Univ.; Gombe LGA, Gombe State).
  6. Bathsheba Nerus (B.A. English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Gombe State Univ.; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  7. Christiana Ishaku Madi (BSc. Info. Tech., Faculty of Science, National Open Univ,; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  8. Hannatu Ephraim Biwe (BSc. Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Science, ATBU Bauchi; Kaltungo LGA, Gombe State).
  9. Jonathan David Alewa (LLB, Faculty of Law, Gombe State University; Balanga LGA, Gombe State).
  10. Judith Laphilai Maikaho (BSc. Micro Biology, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  11. Kent Kenneth (BSc. Hons. Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Gombe State University; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  12. Lydia Abel Buna (BSc. Biology, Faculty of Science, Gombe State Univ.; Billiri LGA, Gombe State).
  13. Saduwo Banyawa (BSc. Mass Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri; Numan LGA, Adamawa State.

In April, a call for entry was made for interested eligible individuals to submit a 900 to 1,000 words essay on the topic “How to Develop a Community without Relying on Politicians.”

A total of 21 entries were received from interested individuals and were subjected to scrutiny by an independent panel of four judges. After assessing the entries, the panel arrived at the above ten, who have demonstrated skills in line with the requirements, looking at grammar, composition and cohesion.

We are grateful to God for providing funds for the event through the generosity of Aaron & Rainy Schneider, and Andrew & Amanda Perry.

ABOUT MAFEELDA
The Malame and Andele Foundation for Educational, Economic, and Leadership Development in Africa (MAFEELDA), is an arm of CLTM. The mission of MAFEELDA is to produce world-class intellectuals and millionaires who will recast the intellectual and the socio-economic landscape of Africa, beginning with their communities. This writing contest was designed in tandem with this mission statement in order to help young people discover and develop their writing gifts so as to attain their full potential in life and become a blessing to their communities and the world at large for the glory of God.

Please join us next year for the 2023 MAFEELDA writing competition.

CLTM: Touching Lives, Transforming Communities for the glory of God.

Signed
Andele Tadi
Founder and President, Community Life Transformation Ministry (CLTM), Billiri.

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