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Zenith Bank drives Lagos schoolgirl, Katherine Eta to global accolade at US

More exploits coming from the robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) feats of Zenith Bank Plc., are still emerging.

Barely less than one week after the successful conclusion of Zenith Bank’s sponsored national Basketball championship won by FirstBank team, Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship (MOSWC) held in Disneyland, California, USA.

She attended the event on the support of Zenith Bank International plc.

Earlier in the year, the bank commissioned a class room block at University of Nigeria Nsukka even as within the same period under review, it funded the renewal and beautification of Ajose Adeogun Roundabout in partnership with Iru-Victoria Island LCDA.

The schoolgirl, whose attendance at this year’s championship is with support from Zenith Bank Plc., is the only African Champion in this year’s championship. The bank has partnered with ReadAmana, since 2007 and sponsored Nigerian winners’ participation in the World championship.

Katherine Eta averred that “Last year, I went for the world championship and I came tenth in the world and I decided that I was going to go again this year doing a different programme and this year because I work harder and because I was more determined, I came third in the world,”

Opening up on she plans to do with her newly acquired expertise in the Microsoft application, Katherine Eta revealed that she intends to get better still at using it and then use the knowledge to help others.

The 16 year old received $1,500, a NuVision Solo 10 Draw Tablet at the world championship and another N750,000 ReadManna Chairman’s Prize.

Details gathered by Business Hilights indicated that Wai Feng Cheng from Hong Kong and Chi Kei Leong from Macao came first and second respectively.

The annual Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests student’s skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.