REPORT/UPDATE OF DR OVIE UGHWANOGHO ANNUAL URHOBO CHALLENGE 2017. I PRESENT TO YOU THE 9 WINNERS OF THE JUST CONCLUDED SEMI-FINAL

(1) Michael O. Amos, School: Egbo Grammar School, Egbo-Uhurie, LGA: Ughelli South, Score: 38

(2) Onorho Onome Immaculate, School: Baptist High School, Orerokpe, LGA: Okpe, Score: 37,
(3) Oghenenyoreme Akpevweoghene, School: Arhavwaren Grammar School, LGA: Ughelli South, Score: 36,
(4) Omonigho Rachael, School: Erho Secondary School, LGA: Ethiope East, Score: 35,
(5) Okabure Joy, School: Okpara Mixed Secondary School, LGA: Ethiope East, Score: 33,
(6)Otuaga Maria Ogheneruno, School: Delsu Secondary School, Abraka, LGA: Ethiope East , Score: 33,
(7) Okpako Confidence, School: Okpare Grammar School, LGA: Ughelli South, score: 32,
(8) Iboyi Oyovwike Comfort, School : Nehemiah Int’l School Okuokoko, LGA: Okpe, Score: 32,
(9) Irikefe Oghenefega, School: Alegbo Secondary School, Effurun, LGA: Uvwie, Score: 32.
The challenge which lasted for an hour started 10.20am and stopped 11.20 am at Wiltrice Hotel, Ughelli, Delta state.


To establish the reliability and credibility of the second phase of the challenge, like he also did at the first stage, the Honourable Commissioner for Basic and Primary Education sent the Director of Education Resource Centre, Mrs Christie Akako to represent him.
Meanwhile, Eyankuaire Moses Darah, a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics department (Linguistics/Urhobo Unit) and Dr Emmanuel Ufuoma Tonukari , the Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and of French Unit, Department of Languages and Linguistics department, Delsu played pivotal roles from start to end.
Also present, were cream of independent observers, Chief Inspectors of Education, Urhobo language authors and analysts as well as Gentle men of the Press from Quest Radio, TV and print media.
No doubt, it was joy unspeakable and a win win situation for both the 9 best (winners) of the second phase of the challenge and their coaches as the hall was lit up with uncontrollable ecstasy!
However, in the words of Marcus Ekure, the UPYA team leader, all hope is not lost for the remaining 21 students as they would automatically form the student audience during the grand finale and may still win consolation prizes like others. Ekure stressed that invitation to the grand finale would definitely be limited for want of space.


While specially appreciating the sponsor of the program, Dr Ovie Ughwanogho for dedicating his hard earned income to salvaging his prostrate father’s land and humanity at large, Ekure specially acknowledged the Honourable Commissioner for his follow up and contributions so far, especially by sending monitors at each stage for standard purpose.

Further more, during a press interview with the press crew, the President of UPYA made it clear that the DR OVIE UGHWANOGHO URHOBO CHALLENGE vision goes beyond just quiz competitions for the young ones, promoting the Urhobo language, culture and value system but also determined to curb the menace of youth restiveness and criminality by constructively engaging them via relevant vocations, mental reengineering and otherwise.


Marcus Ekure, made a brief trek into the UPYA Mobile Empowerment Institute as he gave a hint of what the public should expect from the Institute which, according to him, would be commissioned soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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