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Jul 29, 2023

By Sunday Memeh
The Dr. Ifeanyi S. Ehijene’s 18th Annual Science Competition, an event that has been organizing for the science Students of all the Secondary Schools in Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State has held at Abavo Girls Secondary School, Abavo on Friday, July 14 2023.
The participants include; the Students of Abavo Girls Secondary School, St. Charles Secondary School, Irenuma Secondary School, Abavo Mixed Secondary School, Little Lamb Secondary School, Institutes of Continuous Educaton, (ICE) Secondary School, Godswill Academy and Okpe Mixes Secondary School, respectively.
Addressing Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter, shortly after the event, the organizer of the competition, Chief Dr. Ifeanyi S. Ehijene, the Unwuiagwe of Abavo kingdom, described the 2023 Science Competition as the most poorest and worst competition he has ever organized for the science students of the secondary Schools in Abavo, his home town in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, since the year 2005 when he initiated the programme.
According to Chief Dr. Ifeanyi S. Ehijene,” I started organizing this test for the science students in my community, Abavo, in the year 2005, eighteen years ago, and we have never recorded these low grades that we have recorded today.
“This is the worst and poorest science competition I have ever conducted since initiated this programme. This is clear indication that our children are not studying their books. Children of nowadays prefer spending most of their times pressing their phones in the name of Yahoo, Yahoo businesses, instead of reading their books.
Since 2005 to the year 2022, our students have been making me proud with their high grades. The Lowest scores I have ever found on my list, used to 60 percent and above.
” But this year, the school that got the highest grade scored less than 60 percent,” he lamented.
Continuing, Dr. Ehijene disclosed that he was one of the pioneer students of St. Charles College Abavo. He said he has passion for science courses when he was in secondary School, saying but his dream of becoming a scientist was not achieved due to one reason or another.
He further explained that the idea to start conducting the Science Competition was conceived in 2004, the year he said he retired from the Ministry of Education.
He described his idea as a way of giving back to the society that made him what he is today and to encourage the children to be committed to their studies.
He concluded by appreciating the parents of the Students for allowing their children to participate in the competition. He equally appealed to the parents of the children to always encourage their children to read their books at home, instead of spending hours browsing their phones.
Mr. Leon Oseki, while assisting Dr. Ehijene to coordinate the students, advised the students to always spend time on their studies rather than indulging in unproductive activities.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the poor performances of the Students, saying that he was not happy after spending his previous time to mark the Student’s Answer Scripts.
Declaring the winner of the competition from the junior sections of the Secondary Schools, Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Ehijene, said that St. Charles College got the 3rd position, while 2nd position went to Little Lamb and Abavo Girls Secondary had the 1st position.
Proceeding to the Senior Secondary, Dr. Ehijene declared Little Lamb Secondary School, the winner of the Competition.
He said the 2nd position went to Irenuma Secondary School while the Institute of Continuous Education, (ICE) got the 3rd position.

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