Two students of Northern Annang Secondary Commercial School (NASCO) in Etim Ekpo LGA who represented Nigeria at the just concluded Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition in Sweden have emerged tops.
The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, who broke the good news to the media in Uyo said the NASCO students won the 3rd position for Nigeria out of the 42 Countries that participated in the competition.
Mr Charles who also presented to the Media the Stockholm Junior Water Prize FINALIST DIPLOMA Certificate won by the two students, Blessing Umoukpong and Iniso Edward, said the success of the two NASCO students is part of the dividends of the sound education policy of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration in public schools in the state.
The Information Boss expressed with pride that Akwa Ibom is fast becoming a cynosure of all eyes globally with its increasing winning catalogue in all sectors, and extended the deep appreciation of Akwa Ibom state government and indeed the Federal government to the NASCO students for the honour done the state in particular and Nigeria at large.
He reiterated that the education-friendly Governor Udom Emmanuel is committed to the provision of conducive environment as well as sound learning/teaching equipment in public schools across the state.
Mr Udoh said the Prize was won by the students on “Water Purification Using Natural Plant Fiber”.