Nigerian Girl Shines At Microsoft Championship

Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, has emerged third place winner in the 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disney land, California, USA.

Katherine was the only Africa Champion in this years competition.

Zenith Bank said in Lagos on Thursday that the girl’s attendance at the championship was its support.

” The bank has partnered with Readmanna, organisers of the competition in Nigeria since 2007 and sponsored Nigeria winners’ participation in the world championship.

” For her effort, sixteen year old Katherine, whose attendence at the competition was made possible by Zenith Bank, received $1,500, a Nu Vision Solo 10 Draw Tablet at the world championship and another N750,000 Readmanna chairman ‘s prize

Wai feng cheng (Hong Kong) and Chikel Leong (Macao) came first and second respectly.

The Annual Microsoft Office Special World Championship is a global competition that tests student’ skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Apart from katherine, four other Nigerian Students had represented Nigeria at the competition which is open to all students age 13 and 22 years enrolled in an academic institution.

The team was accompanied to championship by an ICT Teacher from Glisten international Academy Abuja Stephen Adeyemi.

The 2017 MOSWC in version 2013 and 2016 of the Microsoft programs was contested world wide by 11million, student from 140 countries. 157 students from 50 countries eventually qualified to compete in the world finals in Disney land,California.

This year’s championship was held over a period of seven months from April 30 to Aug. 1 with about 882 entries from 20 secondary schools in Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Kwara and the FCT.

The competition ended with 112 out of the 161 students shortlisted for the national competition certified Microsoft Excel, Power Point Word. (NAN).


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