Nigerian Students Win 4 Awards At South African Science Fair

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«§» 22 October 2012

The Nigerian flag systematically went up to the rooftop of the Birchwood Hotel and Conference centre in Boksburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, last week, when some Nigerian secondary school students drawn from Rivers, Benue and Akwa Ibom held their own and won four awards at the Eskom Expo for Young scientists.

The projects that won the awards for the Nigerian students,competed against over 600 projects by students from South Africa and other African countries.

The students were sponsored by renowned technology company, Intel, as part of its efforts to improve interest in science education and technology.

Calvary Arrows Secondary School, Gboko won a special award for innovation and novelty in Engineering. This school located in a rural community developed a multi-powered lawn mower that can be powered by electricity, batteries or solar energy. They smiled home with two thousand Rand prize money. This is aside another silver medal in the mechanical, aeronautic and Industrial Engineering category.

Niger Delta Science College Port Harcourt won a bronze medal for their investigation on an automatic multi-phase selector with a generating plant while Community Secondary School Aka Ufot in Akwa Ibom state won another bronze medal for their work in producing plastic materials from simple cassava extracts.

Corporate Affairs manager of Intel, Osagie Ogunbor reacting to the feats, said that the performances of the students validate the relentless nature of the Nigerian spirit in the face of daunting infrastructural challenges especially in the Educational sector.

He said that besides flying Nigeria’s flag high in foreign land, the students had also done Intel Nigeria proud for its investment not only in sponsoring them to the fair but also organizing the annual National science fair for all secondary school students in partnership with Shell Petroleum Development Company.

The Eskom Expo for young scientists is over 30 years old and about the biggest science fair for secondary schools in South Africa. Intel International also  has a Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which holds annually in the United States.

-- neloceleb (f) at 22-10-2012 07:07AM
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[email protected] no b only thief news we go de hear abt 9ja
-- i124q2 (m) at 22-10-2012 07:08AM
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Now these α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ the youngsters that really need encouragement...if they can do these... I see them as our next nuclear scientist. We got potentials here in this country but most end up being smothered.....
-- denmal (m) at 22-10-2012 07:49AM
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good news
-- lanudja (f) at 22-10-2012 07:50AM
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Well done
-- dogodajiabuja (m) at 22-10-2012 08:00AM
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the Northern schools go do well for bomb manufacturing sciences in Yemen and Afghanistan!
-- aso4life1 (m) at 22-10-2012 10:31AM
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Quote from: i124q2 on 22-10-2012 07:08AM
Now these α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ the youngsters that really need encouragement...if they can do these... I see them as our next nuclear scientist. We got potentials here in this country but most end up being smothered.....
Naija will soon waste those children's talents if care is not taken.

-- ela214 (f) at 22-10-2012 10:49AM
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naija killer of talent,these students now tommoro now u go see say them dey sell gala 4 traffic jam.(GOD FORBID) but naija can butcher some1´s future.
well done 2 them
-- chicco77 (f) at 22-10-2012 11:38AM
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gud news
-- Senegal (m) at 22-10-2012 11:41AM
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Nice one
-- annastacie (f) at 22-10-2012 11:51AM
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congratulobia  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss
-- cocoeni (f) at 22-10-2012 01:50PM
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nice one
-- dlimelite (f) at 22-10-2012 01:57PM
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Thats good
-- winace (f) at 22-10-2012 01:58PM
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Nigerians are talented. If only we dnt have bad government..
-- orjiwolo (m) at 22-10-2012 06:06PM
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nice... this is what we need as a nation
-- Neglito (m) at 22-10-2012 07:14PM
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Na only bad leadership be our problem.
-- zoe61 (f) at 22-10-2012 10:03PM
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-- jamesbondchick (f) at 23-10-2012 02:43PM
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Thank God! Finally some good news!!! Cheesy

-- Tutu24 (f) at 23-10-2012 02:52PM
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welk done better luck next time
-- Elmich (m) at 23-10-2012 03:39PM
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@Aso and Ella,enough of the bad mouthing of this country.Should you compare Nigeria with others,you'll no doubt find that we have an edge over some our counter parts at large..Not disputing that we're going thru hard times as a country but being negative won't pay.No verbal attack intended but If you are calling Naija this or Naija that,you are not exempted.Things will get better but start from your little corner and be the change that you want to see.Enough said!
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