VON holds annual French drama competition for secondary schools in Nigeria


Nigeria’s external Radio station, Voice of Nigeria,VON, has concluded plans to hold its annual French Drama Secondary Schools Competition on Tuesday, 29th June, 2021 in Abuja.

The Chairman of the organising committee, Mrs Edith Nelson Udo-Udo, who spoke on behalf of the Director General, Mr Osita Okechukwu, said the event is aimed at encouraging students to learn and speak French as a second language.

“The reason being that Nigeria is surrounded by French speaking countries and there is need to promote the study of French language in secondary schools in Nigeria”.

Mr Osita Okechukwu explained that this was part of VON’s corporate social responsibility to the society, adding that with this initiative, many students would be interested in learning and speaking French.

One of the initiators of the VON French Drama Competition, Isaac John, said that over one hundred students from seven selected secondary schools in Nigeria will participate in the competition after a rigorous screening exercise. According to him, COVID 19 guidelines and protocols will strictly be enforced.

Isaac John added that five judges from the academia and professionals have been invited to select the best three schools that perform extraordinarily well among the schools.
Some of the secondary schools include Nakam Memorial school, Jos, Plateau State; Ambassador College, Ogun state; ECWA Secondary School, Nasarawa.

The high point of the colorful event to be graced by senior government officials, diplomats and captains of industries, will be presentation of trophies to the winners and a cultural nite.