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Sunday 17 December 2017
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Letter writing winners

George Alexis, TTPost managing director (Ag), left; Eula Rogers, chairman of the TTPost board and Averline Scott, of the Ministry of Public Utilities with the winners of the TTPost National Letter Writing competition.

Pupils of TML Primary School, St Joseph and the ASJA Girls’ College, San Fernando are the winners of the TT Postal Corporation’s (TTPost) National Letter Writing Competition.

The annual competition is designed to encourage literacy in young people and develop their composition skills. The contest also enlightens them on the important role postal services play across the world, a media release stated.

The theme chosen by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) for the competition was Imagine you are an Advisor to the new UN Secretary General, which world issue would you help him tackle first and how would you advise him to solve it?

George Alexis, TTPost managing director (Ag), lert, Eula Rogers, chairman of the TTPost board and Averline Scott, postal sector specialist of the Ministry of Public Utilities (extreme right) congratulate the top winners; Sheneeza Ramgosine of ASJA Girls’ College, San Fernando (first in secondary schools category) and Zara Ali of TML Primary School, St Joseph (first place, primary schools).

Some 342 entries were received from 37 primary schools and 21 secondary schools. They were judged by lecturers from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Linguistics of the University of the West Indies.

The winning compositions were entered into the international competition, hosted by the UPU.

The prizes were presented at a function on Thursday at the Regent Star Hotel, Piarco.

Following are the winners:

Primary school:

1st – Zara Ali, TML Primary School, St Joseph

2nd - Azraah Mohammed, TML Primary School, St Joseph

3rd- Safiyyah R Nanlal, TML Primary School, St Joseph

Secondary School

1st - Sheneeza Ramgosine, ASJA Girls’ College, San Fernando

2nd – Leann Ramkissoon, ASJA Girls’ College, San Fernando

3rd - Kareemah Baksh, ASJA Girls’ College, San Fernando

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