Ebonyi Secondary School emerges winner of NOA Integrity Club competition

By Christian Ogbonna

The Model Comprehensive Girls Secondary School, Ugwuachara in Ebonyi has emerged winner of the maiden edition of the Integrity Club national drama-video competition in the state.

Dr Desmond Onwo, Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki during the presentation of the trophy to the school, in the competition attended by over 30 schools.

The schools include: Abakaliki High School, Presco, Nnodo Boys Secondary Schools, Girls Secondary School, Azuiyioku, Model Comprehensive Girls Secondary School, Ugwuachara, Ebonyi State University Secondary School and Girls Secondary School, Shalom.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition was organised by NOA and the Independent, Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

Onwo said the competition was part of the agency’s activities aimed at strengthening the club, established in various secondary schools across the country.

He said it was also to eradicate social vices among students such as lateness to school, disrespect for teachers, cultism, stealing and prostitution.

Onwo said the competition would engender the spirit of patriotism, honesty and togetherness towards nation building.

“It also focused in promoting national core-values and inculcating integrity, discipline, patriotism, self-reliance, religious tolerance, dignity of labour and social justice.

“The selection of the winners was done in Abuja for all the states and luckily Model Comprehensive Secondary School emerged the winner for Ebonyi,” he said.

The NOA director urged secondary schools in Ebonyi and the nation at large, to embrace the club and the competition to showcase their talents and promote national values.

Mrs Comfort Amagor, Principal of the award-winning school, commended NOA for initiating the competition.

She advised the students to support the federal and state governments in their efforts to build the nation.

Amagor decried the near extinct of extracurricular activities in schools and called for its revival.

Jennifer Onuigbo, a Student and Leader of the Integrity Club in the school, expressed happiness that her school emerged winner in Ebonyi.

NAN recalls that the Integrity Club 2022 held on Feb. 14, Valentine Day, was the maiden edition of the competition tied to promoting national ethics and integrity with the topic “My Role in Making a Nigeria of My Dream.”(NAN)