On the 10th of June 2022, one of Africa’s financial and human capital technology solutions giant, SystemSpecs presented prizes to the winners of its third Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) in a grand ceremony even as it celebrates its 3 decades as a pioneering tech firm in Nigeria.
Chinedu Amakhie, Executive Director, Russell-Smith (Left); John Obaro, Group Managing Director, SystemSpecs (Right) with the top three students in the junior category
In the 30th anniversary and third edition of the annual competition, Nigerian children aged 9 to 16 shared relevant technology-led ideas with the potential of transforming the nation’s educational system.
Oluwaseun Samuel Temitayo-Ojo of Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, winner, junior category
Leading about 2,000 other entrants from 795 schools across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, 11-year-old Oluwaseun Samuel Temitayo-Ojo of Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos emerged the winner in the junior category while 15-year-old Ekemini Keziah Effiong-Robert of the African Church Model College, Agege, Lagos, emerged winner in the senior category.
Ekemini Keziah Effiong-Robert of the African Church Model College, Agege, Lagos, winner, senior category
This year, the first-place winner of the competition in each category respectively received a high capacity laptop, a top-notch headphones, a free 3-month coding course at uLesson Coding School, monthly 10-gigabyte internet data for one year, branded travel suitcase, a unique keepsake hoodie, a thermal flask, and school bag.
L-R: 1st runner up, junior category, Somadina Edeh of Independence Layout Nursery and Primary School, Enugu; winner, junior category, Oluwaseun Samuel Temitayo-Ojo of Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos; and 2nd runner up, junior category, Emmanuel Nkanu Nkanu of St Anne High School, Calabar, Cross Rivers state
John Obaro, Group Managing Director, SystemSpecs, flanked by Ekemini Keziah Effiong-Robert (Left) and Oluwaseun Samuel Temitayo-Ojo (Right)
L-R: Prof Lere Baale, Chief Executive, Netherlands Business School, Nigeria; Ekemini Keziah Effiong-Robert; John Obaro of SystemSpecs; Oluwaseun Samuel Temitayo-Ojo; and Chinedu Amakhie
Deremi Atanda, Managing Director of Remita Payment Services, a SystemSpecs subsidiary
Demola Igbalajobi, Managing Director of SystemSpecs Technology, another SystemSpecs subsidiary
Line-up of special guests and SystemSpecs principal officers: L-R: Deremi Atanda, John Obaro, Chinedu Amakhie, Prof Lere Baale, and Demola Igbalajobi
Oluwasegun Adesanya, Head of Shared Services, SystemSpecs
A cross section of judges in the competition
L-R: Shade Oluyinka Erinle, Principal of The African Church Model College, Ifako Alege, Lagos, winning school, senior category; Ekemini Keziah Effiong-Robert; John Obaro; and Chinedu Amakhie
Event anchor, Captain Smart of Inspiration 92.3 FM, Lagos