Precious Oyedele of the Federal University Abeokuta International School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, recently emerged the overall winner of the competition for leadership and educational platform, TeensThink.
Adereti Oluwadarasimi and Michael Ajibua Semilore of Unique Mind School, Ile Ife, Osun State, and Dansol School, Lagos State, came first and second runners-up, respectively.
The winners were announced at the finale of the 2022 edition of the competition held at the Raddison Blue, Lagos, after an intense and objective evaluation process by a team of independent jurors.
Fourteen pupils, who made the final list and 10 others on the merit list were awarded cash prizes as consolation.
The winners received cash, laptops, educational games, books and merchandise products from various sponsors at the ceremony, which was attended by government dignitaries, young entrepreneurs, authors and school administrators.
At the event, the founder of the TeensThink initiative, Kehinde Olesin, said she was excited about the significant growth recorded by the platform since its inception.
She 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.
“The second edition of TeensThink gives us much confidence in the massive potential of teens as showcased by the large 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 for the success of yet another edition.
“At TeensThink, we are committed to empowering teenagers to reach their full potential and equipping them with relevant life skills for success as they approach adulthood.
We are also enhancing career and college preparation for these young leaders,” Olesin stressed.
Funmi Ilori, Educational Consultant and CEO of iRead Network, urged the students to maintain their moral and academic excellence, describing them as future leaders with the potential to be exceptional nation builders.
Mr. Akin Benjamin, chief juror of the competition expressed his satisfaction at the quality of entries and performance of the winners, noting, “the quality of entries we received in this second is heartwarming, the winners are deserving of all the recognition and accolades and should be celebrated.”