Nigeria’s Christiana Udoh recently made Nigerians proud by breaking record to become the first Nigerian to win the Dudley Newitt Prize for Experimental Excellence award at the Imperial College in London, United Kingdom.
The award was announced on Monday, February 26, 2018, during the Dudley Newitt Lecture held on the university campus.
Describing Christiana’s performance during her Advanced Masters studies in Chemical Engineering as impressive, the university management offered Udoh a scholarship to commend her academic feat.
Also impressed by her academic performance, the Akwa Ibom State Government gave Udoh another scholarship award to the tune of $20,000.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel.
While presenting the award to Udoh, the state governor, Udom Emmanuel commended the young lady for making Akwa Ibom state proud through hard work and commitment to her studies. The governor also thanked Udoh’s father for investing in the education of his daughter.
Moreover, the awardee’s father praised his daughter on her achievement saying “Christiana has retained her number one position and we feel thrilled about it. This shows that Nigeria is on course to favourably compete with any nation of the world.”
He therefore called on Nigerian Government to emulate countries like South Africa, Indonesia, and Malaysia in allocating at least 20 percent of the country’s GDP to education sector.
He said that investment in models schools, which should have boarding facilities, qualified and well paid teachers, discipline, security and well equipped libraries and laboratories for effective teaching and learning, could help Akwa Ibom State to produce thousands of brilliant youths that could readily gain admissions into universities.
He said, “The performance of our students is hampered by government’s failure to meaningfully invest in education. Illiteracy is the greatest enemy of mankind. If you eradicate illiteracy, then hunger, diseases and social vices will be drastically reduced and our society will be a better place.”
This is a great motivational way to usher you into a new week, we need you to be driven to do work on achieving great things always.
We Celebrate Christiana Udoh For Great Feat!