By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Monday congratulated the students from Kaduna State public secondary schools who among others represented the country and came back with huge success.
Malam el-Rufai, who received Kaduna State Debating Society for their outstanding performance finishing as the runners-up at the international debate competition, were in Government House on Monday in Kaduna.
The students who defeated 36 states of the country before they represented Nigeria at Heart of the Europe Debating Championship, emerging as runners-up at the British Parliament category, defeating countries like US, Bulgaria and others.
El-Rufai welcomed and congratulated the teams. He said, “you have done Kaduna and Nigeria proud. You have gone to show that the quality of education in our state is comparable to anywhere in the world”.
El-Rufai appreciated them for their performance, and announced 1 Million Naira cash gift and automatic scholarship to the team members up to university education level.
The debating team that beat countries like US, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Slovakia and Turkey and Cyprus is made up of six students, five of whom are from Kaduna public secondary schools.