Chibota Onuora in Enugu
The Head of Station, National Gallery of Art, Enugu, Mrs Pat Nkwocha, has commended Children whose artworks lent voices in propelling and inspiring eligible adults to participate in the ongoing voters’ registration.
In an exclusive interview with Penpushing in her officer, in Enugu, Nkwocha noted that this year’s children art competition/exhibition was a huge success as many schools both primary and secondary level participated.
She said that the theme of the art competition: “Your vote is my future, vote wisely”, was apt as the nation looks forward to general election adding that the children used the artworks to express their opinion on participating in the electoral process.
“It is our expression that though the children are not eligible to vote but lending their voices through the artworks would ginger adults to participate in the process”, she stated.
The Curator who is an artist also expressed gratitude to sponsors of the programme and thanked Penpushing and its management for their support to children through adequate publicity coverage.
Nkwocha appealed to Federal and State Government to recruit more fine art teachers in both primary and secondary schools noting that there were a lot of children who are talented in visual art but need teachers to develop their budding talents.
She also disclosed that Ekwechukwu Precious Ozioma of Airforce Comprehensive Secondary School, Agbani and Onyiadike Amarachi took first position in both secondary and primary categories respectively.
Ozioma, she said was given the star prize of bicycle while Amarachi got standing fan with other consolation prizes while the second and the third position winners in both category is received prizes too.