Agbara Estate school wins BCG essay contest
Miss Tamaramiebi Akika, a student of Corona Secondary School, Agbara Estate, Ogun State, has emerged winner of the second edition of the annual Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Lagos International Women’s Day (IWD) essay contest.
The annual competition is designed to foster intellectual engagement with young students in celebration of women. Each year, the essays are based on the IWD theme, offering the students the opportunity of articulating their thoughts on the subject of gender parity.
Mr. Tolu Oyekan, partner at BCG, noted that the organization was focused on building conscious engagement among school students. “We expect that this will motivate the students to be more deliberate in their interactions and reactions to gender stereotypes, as we strive for a more gender-equal society,” he said.
To participate, students aged between ten to 18, were required to write an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the IWD-themed prompt.
Participating schools submitted their top five essays, which were reviewed by the judges. The best essays were selected based on clarity, originality of thought and expression, compelling force of argument, and pragmatism of ideas to achieve gender parity.
According to LandAfrique´s – the parent company of Agbara Estates Ltd – chief executive Mr. Paulo Cruz, the Corona school sets the pace for quality education in Nigeria and even in West Africa. He made use of the opportunity to congratulate Mss. Tamaramiebi Akika with her price and applauds BCG´s initiative.
“We are thrilled that, Tamaramiebi, a student from the renowned school at Agbara Industrial Park, has won this years BCG contest. She sets the standard of excellence as the result of her education in West Africa´s leading industrial enclave. Even more the fact that a young girl has won this important prize could not have made us more proud. All kudo´s to first and foremost to Mss. Akika, but also to her parents and the entire Agbara Corona staff.”
Agbara Industrial Park provides robust infrastructure, utilities, warehouses, housing, amenities and services for companies to produce their goods and products made in West Africa.
The industrial estate is executing its 2021 upgrade program, which includes renewed infrastructure, utilities, accessibilities, a warehouse park and a 2000+ affordable housing development.
Agbara Corona School within the renowned Agbara Industrial Park in Ogun State.
Mss. Tamaramiebi Akika of the Agbara Corona School within the renowned Agbara Industrial Park in Ogun State.