Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner

UN Schools elect Nigerian first female President

By News Express on 29/10/2016

Views: 1,816

Nigerian Senior Secondary School student, Miss Chinemenma Emma-Ugoji, has emerged the first female President of the General Assembly of Nigerian International Secondary Schools Model United Nations (NISSMUN).

The student of Premier Academy, Lugbe in Abuja, was elected at the won the 12th edition of NISSMUN annual conference.

The conference held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja from Oct. 22nd to Oct. 26th, 2016.

Ten candidates contested for the position and close to 1,000 students drawn from International Schools across the country attended the conference.

The conference which had the theme “Engaging Youths in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” was organised by the Nigerian Model United Nations Society which has been conducting NISSMUN conferences since 2005.

Chinemenma said: “I wanted to be the first girl to occupy the position and I want to play a leading role in efforts to prove that young people have something to offer in terms of achieving the SDGs.”

Contesting for the position was interesting because we were asked general questions about the UN, its General Assembly and the organisation’s rules and procedures before we were asked to present individual manifesto.

Chinemenma, who represented Belgium in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) committee at the conference, said that the experience she gathered during deliberations has given her the hunch to study Maritime Law in the University.

She added that her target is to study at the American University of Nigeria AUN.

She said that the Leadership training conducted during the conference has emboldened her to take on issues of SDGs with more confidence.

“I even walked bare feet while presenting my manifesto because I had to remove my high heel shoes which were a bit discomforting. This is one manifestation of confidence,” she said.

“Bringing schools from all over Nigeria to come together to understand the ways of the UN in making decisions, especially the 17 SDGs is so rewarding. The 36 committees and the designation of delegates as representative of member countries of the UN brought out the best in them,” she said.

On how young people could contribute to the achievement of the SGDs, she said that young people have ideas on what is peculiar to their generation and they can talk about those issues and proffer solutions to their problems.

She reasoned that since the SDGs were plan to transform the world into a better place, young people are critical in taking decisions on the goals since they are the ultimate beneficiaries (NAN)

•Photo shows Miss Chinemenma Emma-Ugoji.

Source News Express

Posted 29/10/2016 8:41:43 PM





You may also like...
FG sets up Task Force to revive economy...

Senators recommend fuel price increase

NOA Director charges nursing mothers to breastfeed babies...

Big loss for Pastor Chris as fire guts...

Herdsmen strike again in Kaduna, kill 7

Abia gov seeks BoI intervention in shoe making...

CBN boosts forex market with $210m

China region set to become the world’s deadliest...

Nigeria stun Ivory Coast, power into Nations Cup...

Troops ambush escaping Boko Haram terrorists

Centre to introduce vocational skills training to IDPs...

Delta Govt. commends Agency for Adult and Non-Formal...


Latest News FIXING NIGERIA: A calse for national rebirth IPOB threat: Igbo governors shelve travel plans Sex worker blames mother for ending up a prostitute FG, Labour meeting on minimum wage deadlocked again Akpabio charges Niger Delta youths on peace, unfold plans for situation analysis on projects executed in the region Insecurity: Enugu Police boss incompetent; please redeploy him, group tells Buhari Niger Delta youths issue NDDC 7-day ultimatum over water hyacinth job Kogi West: Smart Adeyemi is ‘my political wife’, says Dino Melaye Foreigners have hijacked Boko Haram — Gov. Zulum When Governor Dickson Pulled Nigeria to Toru-Orua The Igbo crime culture (2) by Fredrick Nwabufo Gov Sanwo-Olu to present keynote address at the 4th edition of CMC Africa Awards slated for Aug. 25 in Lagos


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (530,615 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (439,181 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (384,193 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (323,301 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (290,885 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (251,548 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (246,440 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (233,884 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (228,415 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (214,642 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (193,387 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (191,292 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (99) Business & Economy (4,407) Business Verdict (79) Columnists (1,097) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (648) Features (798) Global Business Monitor (424) ICT Monitor (58) International (3,859) Interview (199) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (166) Maggie's Blog (387) News (50,352) Opinion (1,334) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,337) Religion (1,088) Sports (2,135) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera