To mark the World Environment Day on June 5th 2021, Skyline University Nigeria has organized a poster competition amongst participants across private secondary schools in the Kano metropolis. The competition which was held on Monday, 8th May 2021, was opened for all the artists from the competing schools who submitted an entry. The event with the theme ‘Our Earth Our Home’, involved presentation of posters and quiz competition.
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year and is one of the university’s vehicles for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging from environmental issues to marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
14 schools competed in the event. They include First Grade Comprehensive School, Kingswit International School, Lufaloy Grammar School, Asha International Model School, Andal Science Academy, Yandutse College, Hasyanda International School, Nigerian Tulip International College, Jofay International School, Nifolk International School, Intercontinental College, Swiss Cottage International School, Prime College and Zayyad Academy.
The competing schools, being represented by students who meet all the terms and conditions of the competitions were assessed and judged on the basis of creativity, originality, composition, technical excellence, and how well they were able to communicate their ideas to match their posters. Nigerian Tulip International School, represented by Benjamin A. Emmanuel, scored 163 points at first place and received a HP laptop computer. Intercontinental College represented by Maryam Sani Mohammad had 160 points, took second place and received an IPad, while Yandutse College being represented by Yabawa Gana with 157.5, points took third place and received a mobile phone. Other consolation prices are standing fans.
Earlier, while delivering his remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V, who welcomed the participants to the event stated that World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach. He appreciated the team led by the university's Event Coordinator, Ms. Nafisa Inuwa for organizing an impressive competition and to the judges, consisting of the SUN Director of Academic Support Service, Ms. Sarada Maganti, Prof. Sanjoy Pal (Department of Biology & Microbiology) and Ms. Jyoti Rajwar (Department of Microbiology).