The Young Progressives Party senatorial candidate for Anambra Central District for the 2023 general election, Dr Chinedu Umeadi, has said that his vision is to inspire young ones to discover their talents in sciences.
Umeadi stated this in Awka, on Friday, during the award ceremony of the Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation 2022 science quiz competition, in collaboration with Post Primary School Service Commission.
The senatorial candidate who is also the Chairman of the foundation said the reason for the quiz competitions in Anambra State is to support and nurture students in the areas of science and technology.
He added that his intention is to encourage the young people to develop interest in science and technology and its basic principles.
He said, “I am passionate about education. I am an academic myself. I am a strong believer that education gives you the basics to build. Education is a foundation that everyone needs.
“Sponsoring the quiz competition is our own way of supporting Anambra state government to achieve it’s set goals in education, and a way of encouraging students to develop interest in sciences.
“There is no doubt that Anambra needs more health professionals, who will service the population. There is also no doubt that the state needs more engineers that will take care of it’s infrastructure.
“Anambra is always the number one in external examinations, and our foundation wants to ensure that the state maintains the status quo.”
Dr Umeadi, a professor of mental health, also said that the competition is not politically motivated, as, according to him, the foundation and competitions will continue even when he is no more.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Director in the Department of Science and Technology, PPSSC, Awka, Mrs Okudo Ebere, commended Umeadi for providing the opportunity to inspire science students in Anambra State.
Ebere added that the platform will enhance the students readiness to adapt to the global standards of education in line with the vision of Governor Charles Soludo of competitive and progressive social agenda with a focus on excellence.
Speaking after receiving the first position award in the senior category in Otuocha Educational Zone, Uche James Kasie, student of the Community High School, Nsugbe, eulogised the foundation for the opportunity given to young people in the state to develop their talents in sciences and technology, and urged other affluent individuals to copy Umeadi’s example.