The winners were announced at the grand finale of the competition after an intense and objective evaluation process by a team of objective independent jurors.
The ceremony, which had government dignitaries, young entrepreneurs, authors and school administrators in attendance, saw the winners take home prizes ranging from cash, laptops, educational games, books and merchandise products from sponsors.
Speaking at the event, founder of the TeensThink initiative, Kehinde Olesin, described the winners as worthy ambassadors of their respective families, schools and states.
According to her, the vision of TeensThink is to prepare outstanding teens for remarkable success in learning and character “We are delighted by the huge number of entries we received across several states of the country, we are also grateful for the partnership from brands, school administrators, and government representatives towards the success of our maiden edition.
Oche Ochefu of Methodist Boys High School, Victoria Island, Lagos emerged overall winner of the Competition while Sunday Boluwatife and James Esther Nnena of Lishabi Grammer School, Abeokuta, Ogun State and Ilesha Grammer School, Osun State came first and second runners up respectively. Seven other Teens were awarded cash prizes as they claimed the fourth to tenth positions.
We can’t stress the importance of rewarding and encouraging outstanding talents and academic excellence from the teenage stage. It is one of the surest ways to build a creative, intelligent and productive youth population for Nigeria and Africa. And we dream to see many more educational stakeholders follow the TeensThink lead in that regard.