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In furtherance of Her Excellency, the wife of the Governor of Rivers State, Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike’s Rivethics project’s objectives which include an emphasis on quality education for children and young persons, and in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child which was celebrated on the 11th day of October, 2018, it is the intent of Her Excellency that secondary schools in Rivers State participate in the Rivethics Essay Writing Competition.
The title of the Essay is, MY STRATEGY TO JOIN THE SKILLED GIRLFORCE. This is in line with the theme of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child’s celebration, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce,” aimed at drawing attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.
The Essay, which should not be more than 800 words is open to girls in Senior Secondary School, that is SS1 to SS3. Each Mixed or Girls’ school is expected to present 5 students to represent it in the competition. The written essay which must be the brainchild of the student, should highlight the following:
1. The writer’s academic history and goals for academic excellence in secondary school.
2. Future plans for post-secondary academic distinction.
3. The strategy for integrating Information Technology into future career, notwithstanding her chosen profession. This is very important because Information Technology is disrupting virtually all professions.
Submission of essays will be via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the 2nd day of November, 2018.
The winning students and their Principals shall be invited to a Dinner and Career Chat with Her Excellency, where the Students will throw more light on their career plans and receive their prizes.
Non governmental organizations have been urged to set up centers in local government areas. The Wife of the Governor of Rivers State, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike who made this call while delivery her keynote address during the Medical Women Association of Nigeria Parallel event, at the on going United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 62nd Session in New York City, stressed on the need for women’s right protective services to be taken closer to the rural women to aid accessibility.
Justice Wike urged women to access the laws as passed by the Rivers state Government, noting that Rivers state is one of the leading states in the passage of the Laws protecting Maternal rights, Law against Widowhood Practices and other discriminatory practices and laws against Female genital Mutilation.
Application for the 2018/19 academic year is currently open. The CheveningNG Application Road show will feature five (5) regional information sessions delivered by the Country Chevening Programme Officer and members of the Chevening Alumni Association of Nigeria.
Funded by the UK government, Chevening is aimed at building the capability of Nigerians for effective contribution to national and global development. Therefore, these scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated the potential and ambition to become future leaders in their chosen fields.
Please share widely across your organisation/professional networks and help connect deserving Nigerians with relevant information that will better their chances of being selected for a Chevening award.
REGISTRATION – Interested applicants can attend information sessions taking place this October in Uyo, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Kaduna by registering online.
Please visit: https://goo.gl/Hk2zjR
The Chevening Road Show in Port Harcourt takes place tomorrow by 10am at Presidential Hotel. Ensure to be there in order to gain an insight and information on how to take advantage of this awesome opportunity.
Key Chevening eligibility requirements include:
– Undergraduate degree (eligible for postgraduate admission in the UK).
– Minimum of Two (2) years work experience.
– Proven leadership and networking skills.
– A clear career plan.
▪Golden Jubilee Babies Emerge
As part of the activities to mark the Golden Jubilee of Rivers State, Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike visited three Golden Jubilee Babies delivered in the early hours of May 27, 2017.
The three babies are: Baby Nneka Tracy Odia who was delivered by 3.50am at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital . She weighed 3.4kg at the time of birth. Baby Ngenibo Sonime was born by 4am with a birth weight of 3.3kg while Baby Zakari Rashidat was born by 4.15am with a birth weight of 3.8kg.
Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike also on Saturday celebrated the State Golden Jubilee with the less privileged in hospitals and charity homes, urging Rivers people to always show compassion to each other.
The governor’s wife said that investments in charity is the best way that families can display divine love, which will effectively strengthen social cohesion.
She said: “We must continue to show charity because that is the only way that we can show that we are God’s Children and that we do love .
“Please go out there, visit a home and get your family attached to it . So that as the year goes on, you have a relationship with the children in the homes. By that way, you are grooming your children to be charitable.
“That way, we will be training our children to be better leaders tomorrow. ”
She implored the people of the state to continue to pray for their leaders, so that the transformation taking place can be sustained.
Justice Nyesom-Wike also advised Rivers people to be supportive of the Wike administration and be law abiding at all times.
“This is our 50th Year of the creation of Rivers State. We have achieved so much. There is still much more that can be achieved as success is a continuing endeavour”.
Alternate Chairman of the Rivers State Golden Jubilee Committee, Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN) praised the governor and his wife for ensuring that the less privileged are accommodated in the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Some of the homes visited by the Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike who was accompanied by the State Commissioner of Women Affairs, Mrs Ukel Oyagiri include: the Demand Home, Compassionate Home and Our Saviour Home.
She extended gifts to the jubilee babies, their mothers and inmates of the different homes visited.
For a comprehensive list of charities to choose from please click: http://www.rivethics.com/index.php/2017/05/26/list-of-government-approved-orphanageshomes-in-rivers-state/
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