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Unilorin Student Wins UNESCO Contest

A student of the University of Ilorin has won the grand prize at a contest organised by the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Mr John Usman, the second year Computer Science student of the university, won the prize in a contest tagged “Pathways to a Culture of Peace”.

According to a statement from Mr. Kunle Akogun, a deputy director at the university, the contest was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He added that the contest was conducted on December 3, 2013 and Usman’s winning entry was a graphic design titled “The Nigeria of my Dream”.

“The contest, jointly organised by UNESCO, Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education and the King Abdulaziz National Centre for Dialogue (KANCD), brought together youths from over 30 countries,’’ Akogun explained.

Mr. Akogun noted that the participants at the event were drawn globally from a pool of positive-minded youths that were impacting their societies.


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