Nyoni wins essay competition

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   August 18, 2020
PIC: Oliheya Nyoni
A first year Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance student at The Polytechnic Oliheya Nyoni, has been selected as one of the winners in the National Planning Commission essay writing competition.

The competition which requested the youth to write an essay on the title ‘My future Our future’ was held from May 25th to June 19th 2020. It was meant for young Malawians in different categories to contribute ideas towards the development of the National Transformation 2063, a successor of Vision 2020.

“When I saw the topic, I decided to submit my entry because the topic centers on economics which is the main module in the program I am studying at the University,” Nyoni explained.

The competition had four different categories namely; Primary school, Secondary school, Tertiary and Arts.

“I am so excited that I am one of the winners, when I submitted my entry, I had forgotten about it until when I received a call from the commission informing me that I am among the winners,” explained an excited Nyoni.

According to the NPC Communications Specialist Thom Khanje, entries were assessed for their relevance, articulation, creativity and uniqueness. 

“With support from our partners UNICEF, World Bank, USAID, National Youth Council and SeedCo, we are arranging appropriate and befitting prizes for all the winners and their runners up and these will include school supplies, e-learning gadgets and cash to support their other educational needs.” Khanje said.

Oliheya Nyoni came third in the Tertiary category, from the total of 350 entries in all categories combined.

The prize presentation ceremony is expected to take place towards the end of August 2020.


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