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    5 FUOYE Students clinch #100,000 Ecobank Chess’ Cash prize

    Toluwanimi Bamigbola & Chinedu Okafor

    Five Students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) did the university proud at the Ecobank National School’s team Chess Championship 2024 on 26th May 2024, at Ecobank Pan African Center, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria.

    Ecobank Nigeria in partnership with the Nigerian Chess Federation (NCF) has organized the 2024 National School’s Team Chess Competition for students.

    The Competition, which, however, open to students from primary to tertiary level, runs from 24th through 28th of May 2024.

    However, FUOYE’s chess team showcased their prowess in playing the Chess game renowned for nurturing/improving creativity, critical thinking, concentration, and problem-solving skills and emerged 6th in the fiercely competitive championship through demonstration of synergy and team work

    Specifically, FUOYE Chess Team shone, among 45 other Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and bagged a cash prize of #100,000 and 6 chess boards.

    At the Event were representatives of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth Development, parents, teachers, embassies among other dignitaries.

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