It's a season of medals for Nigerian students as teenagers from the country win big in international tech competitions.
Three weeks after a group of young Nigerians won a robotics contest in China, another group of Nigerian students have reportedly won two bronze medals at the 2018 First Global Robotics Olympiad (GRO) in Mexico.
The Nigerian team according to NAN won the medals in the Outstanding Support and International Journey categories.
The competition started on Monday, August 13, 2018, and students participating in the challenge were asked to solve problems related to energy with the use of robotics.
Speaking with NAN on Telephone from Mexico, the National Coordinator of the Global Robotics Olympiad, Mrs Remi Willoughby said 193 teams from 187 countries participated at the competition.
The five students who represented Nigeria in the competition are students from private secondary schools in Lagos.
They are: Anjolaoluwa Olowokere from Lagoon School; Iroaganachi Udodirim, Queens College; Samuel Mbah, Osezele Comprehensive Senior Secondary School; Tochukwu Anyigbo, Lagoon School; and Daberechi Onyeacholem, Greensprings School Lekki.
Willoughby described the students' victory as an attestation that the Nigeria child are making progress in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
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Recall that in July, three Nigerian students who participated at the World Adolescent Robotics in China won gold for proper documentation of processes on engineering note.
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The students, Tawakalitu Giwa, Oluwaseun Omotayo and Ayomide Adetunji also won the “Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli’ Award for Courageous Achievement at the event organised by the China Association of Science and Technology.
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