The 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Nigeria Competition, sponsored by Zenith Bank, has produced six national winners who will be representing Nigeria at the World Championship taking place in New York, USA from July 28 – 31, 2019.
The national winners of the 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist Nigeria Competition are:
- PowerPoint 2013 – Ayomide Abiodun, Aduvie International School, Abuja, FCT– Score 1,000/1,000 (Time Taken: 9 minutes 29 seconds).
- Word 2016 – Mbah Arinzechukwu Nnamdi, Faith Academy, Ota, Ogun State – Score 1,000/1,000 (Time Taken: 12 minutes 7 seconds).
- Excel 2013 – Pwahatado Vawe, Aduvie International School, Abuja, FCT – Score 1,000/1,000 (Time Taken: 15 minutes 14 seconds).
- Excel 2016 – Iyke-Osuji Victor Chibuzor, Faith Academy, Ota, Ogun State – Score 1,000/1,000 (Time Taken: 16 minutes 35 seconds).
- Word 2013 – Laah Asat Shawn, Regent Secondary School, Abuja, FCT – Score 1,000/1,000 (Time Taken: 22 minutes 16 seconds).
- PowerPoint 2016 – Udonsak Ubongabasi John, Faith Academy, Ota, Ogun State – Score 979/1,000 (Time Taken: 16 minutes 2 seconds).
The students will be accompanied by the following two ICT teachers:
- Mr. Timothy Osaigbovo, ICT Teacher, Aduvie International School, Abuja, FCT – the ICT teacher of the student with highest score in the 2019 MOS Nigeria Competition.
- Mrs. Victoria Adebayo, ICT Teacher, Faith Academy, Ota, Ogun State – the ICT teacher of the school with the largest number of certified students in the Junior Competition – “2019 ReadManna Under-13 Computing Fundamentals National Competition (Ages 8 -13)”.
The Microsoft Office Specialist Nigeria Competition is organized annually in Nigeria by ReadManna Empowerment Initiative, a not-for-profit company led by Mrs. Edna Augusto and focused on empowering students and youth in Nigeria with practical and relevant basic computer skills aligned to global standards. ReadManna is authorised by Certiport Inc, a Pearson VUE company, the initiator of Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship for students to conduct this international annual championship in Nigeria.
The MOS World Championship challenges students to demonstrate their proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel – Versions 2013 and 2016, and is open to all students aged between 13 and 22 years that are enrolled in an academic institution.
The 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist Nigeria Competition, which was held over a period of 7 months between 1 October, 2018 and 30 April, 2019 received about 1,200 entries from 21 Secondary Schools in Lagos, Abia, Kaduna, Ogun, Rivers, Kwara States and the FCT.
Olubunmi Agusto, Day Waterman College, Abeokuta, Ogun State, 2nd Place in Word 2007 and First African Champion (2014); Atafo Abure, Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos State, 10th Place in Excel 2010 (2015); Katherine Eta, Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos State, 10th Place in PowerPoint 2013 (2016) and Katherine Eta, Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos State, 3rd Place in Word 2016 (2017) have all done Nigerian proud at the global stage.