BY VERA SAMUEL ANYAGAFU

Three public school students in Rivers State will represent the country at the EURASIAN International Debate Competition in Turkey.

Rivers State was nominated to represent Nigeria at the President’s School Debate Programme for their excellent performances at the inter-school debate competition.

The students, Konya Faith from Government Girls Secondary School, Oromenike, Port Harcourt, Owaji-Ino Richard from Model Girls Secondary School Rumueme and Cornerstone Jeremiah Udeme from Community Secondary School Amadi-Ama Port Harcourt, will participate in the competition scheduled to hold from August 27 to September 3, 2013.

The Commissioner for Education, Rivers State, Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi while receiving the students in her office in Port Harcourt said government’s investment in education is yielding positive results, noting that students from Rivers State represented the country at the last Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad in Abuja where they came out in flying colours.

The leader of the debate team, Konya Faith thanked the state government for its investment in the education sector. Konya Faith who is also the Senior Prefect in her school said the debate will expose them positively and promised that the team will do their best to excel.

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