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Nigeria’s Christ the King College (CKC) in Onitsha, Anambra has made history by clinching the coveted first-place position at the World Affairs Challenge (WAC) 2024, marking the country’s inaugural gold win in the competition’s 32-year history.

Organized by WorldDenver, the WAC empowers high school students to devise innovative solutions for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, addressing critical issues such as climate change, poverty, and inequality.


Represented by students, Ekufu Ernest, Obuna Somtochukwu, Umeodinka Emmanuel, Ejike Ekene, and Ubah Jason, under the guidance of coach John Onuigbo, CKC Onitsha impressed judges with their impactful project, “Wise Tales by Primus.”

This digital comic series tackles environmental degradation, climate change, and substance abuse, aiming to raise awareness and foster positive change among young people.

Starting their journey at the African Regional Competition, where they emerged as the highest-scoring Nigerian team and among the top five in Africa, CKC Onitsha advanced to the virtual global finals.

Their in-depth understanding and passionate delivery during the final Q&A session left a lasting impression on judges.

The judges lauded the team’s outstanding performance, praising their innovative presentation and application of SMART indexes, along with extraordinary action plans for global outreach through language translation and website creative solutions dynamics.

Today, CKC Onitsha was officially declared the World Affairs Challenge 2024 Global Champion, surpassing teams from across the globe.

Redmond High School, WA, USA, and TEVITOL High School, Turkey, secured third and second place, respectively.

Reverend Father Celestine Arinze Okafor, the school principal, expressed pride in CKC Onitsha’s victory, emphasizing its significance in showcasing the immense potential and innovative spirit of Nigerian youth.

He called for support to propel the boys’ project to millions of users and inspire others to tackle global challenges creatively.

To celebrate their win, the CKC Onitsha team will travel to Denver, Colorado, USA, later this month for the award ceremony.

There, they will showcase their project to a global audience and connect with fellow young leaders.

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