Students of three universities have tried one another for size. Before them were various topics in which they were expected to show their mastery. The bout was at Suncity Hotels Exclusive in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The institutions are Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), University of Benin (UNIBEN) and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU).
The competition, organised by the AI Concepts in partnership with the Victor Oguaju Foundation (VOF), was meant to produce academically sound youths.
The exercise was tagged the “genius party”.
The chief executive officer (CEO) of AI Concepts Mr. Enyekwe Kelvin who is himself a 400-level Chemical Engineering student of UNIBEN, said the exercise was to keep the students busy in their studies. Enyekwe is also the publisher of Alpha Success Pack.
During the competition, which went through an elimination process, six students scaled the hurdle among the 120 that showed interest.
The exercise was based on comportment, communication skills and vibrancy, among other criteria, according to the chief judge of the competition, Mr. Obidiwe Mmesoma.
At the end of the contest which lasted for over five hours, Mr. Moujama Obiora, a pre-degree student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka came out tops and was presented with his award.
Oguaju said the foundation was committed to community development and has since inception, in 2015, carried out health and educational projects.
He said the foundation was contributing its quota in nation building. He congratulated the participants for showing the spirit of sportsmanship.
Oguaju called on fellow youths to identify with and engage in things that would contribute to national development.
He said, “Now, we are on break, let us shun violence and acquire skills within and outside our disciplines in school that will help us in the near future after our graduation”.
The winner of the competition, Muojama Obiora, who spoke with The Nation thanked God for guiding him through the exercise, while giving kudos to other participants for making him tax his brain the more.
He praised the organisers of the competition for such a brilliant idea, which he said would help the students achieve their aims.