9th National Festival of Schools Science & Quiz Competition held in Lagos | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog

LI_Leaderboard_4

LI_Leaderboard_1

LI_Leaderboard_2

LI_Leaderboard_3

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

9th National Festival of Schools Science & Quiz Competition held in Lagos

L-R: Head, Group Marketing , Interswitch, Mrs. Enyioma Anaba, Students of Doregos Private Academy, Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor, Doregos Private Academy, Head Teacher, Mr. Lawal Olaide and Shell Petroleum,  Head Social Performance, Mr. Emmanuel Anyim.
The Honourable Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson has commended Intel Corporation, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Interswitch for thier support towards redirecting the objectives of educational development from knowledge based to empowerment. 
 


The minister gave the commendation at the 2013 Annual National Science and Engineering Fair which held at the University of Lagos. She also noted that the decision of the firms to bankroll the Science and Engineering Fair would further boost the study of Science and Technology in the country.

Activities to mark the four-day event included Science Quiz and exhibition showcase. The exhibition stage saw the competing schools pass their innovative inventions through several stages under the keen watch of panel of judges. The fair was jointly sponsored by Intel Corporation, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Interswitch.

While applauding the participating students, the minister, represented at the occasion by the Director General of Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST), Lawrence Okoro stated that it was expedient that students at that level develop interests in practical sciences and engineering solutions to challenges in their environment and the nation as a whole. 

Head, Social Performance, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Emmanuel Anyim disclosed that the partnership with Intel and Interswitch was part of the Shell’s commitment to National development and actively positioning the Nigerian educational sector on a global pedestal.
In an interview with journalists, Ayim said “Science is key to the development of any country and we feel that the best way to begin is to encourage young talents by exposing them to global standards. And we are happy that the young scientists are rising to the challenge already.” 

Speaking at the occasion, Corporate Affairs Manager, Intel Corporation, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor explained that Intel Corporation, in partnership with Shell and Interswitch was pursuing a transformational agenda in the educational sector to encourage a more practical approach to

learning that will gently prod the students to becoming pragmatic researchers rather than passive receivers of knowledge. 

“The changing trends in the global economy are increasingly becoming knowledge-based being driven by advancements in Information and Communication Technology and this has significantly raised the stakes in the educational sector, thus we want to encourage a practical approach that will excite these young minds and spur their appreciation and effective contribution at the student-teacher level and, ultimately add to their wealth of knowledge in their respective disciplines.” Ogunbor stated in his address at the closing ceremony of the event. 

As though already rising to the challenge thrown at them by the minister, students of Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja, Lagos emerged winners of the exhibition contest with their invented Urine-powered generator.  Peter Secondary School, Umuahia emerged winners in the quiz category.
Representatives of both schools went home with various prizes which included Laptop PC’s, Scholarship awards and cash. The two schools will further represent Nigeria at the International leg of the fair.

On her part, Head, Group Marketing, Interswitch, Enyioma Anaba urged the students to embrace technology not just as a discipline but as a way of life. She further encouraged the students to embrace technology not just as a discipline but as a way of life in this fast-paced information era. She stated that Interswitch had positioned itself as a socially responsible company with heavy investments in the educational sector.

Interswitch will continue to do more to partner with businesses, profit and non-profit organizations and other development-based sectors to accelerate growth and development towards a better, more globally represented Nigeria.” She added.

Dignitaries at the fair included Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos Omotayo Omotayo and Mrs. Bunmi Lawson who represented Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS among other special guests.


Presentation .........Mrs.Bunmi Lawson,Group Manager of National Petroleum Investment presenting gift to some of the winners  at the 9th National Festival of Schools Science and Quiz Competition held at Unilag multipurpose.

23 comments:

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Nice one, our young ones need to be groomed to make them erudite enough to lead tomorrow.

IVORY CHI said...

THATS NICE


BUT IS THIS IMPORTANT

SLOW NEWS DAY ABI

Anonymous said...

Am proud of my secondary school Doregos

Osaheni Evbuomwan said...

Nice one Linda.I do hope our leaders take technology seriously . Technology could remove poverty from our Land.

Anonymous said...

This is good. Nice way to promote science and tech. The hallmark of any nation development.
Click here to improve intimacy lifestyle

Anonymous said...

Dear doregos my foundation I shall ever b proud of u 4 d knowledge of lyf doregos will live 2 giv 2 God b d glory 2 God b d glory .

Anonymous said...

Young people will not comment on this it is not gossip or bad news. Our young ones should change now or else hummmmm.

Anonymous said...

Tesa...

Such event deserves more comments esp 2 encourage dis young Geniuses dan LiB readers commenting over Who's Pouting, who looks like a winch or not. I celebrate dis Kids 2day nd welcome more inventions.May God guide dier Parts

Anonymous said...

Time and chance happen to them all. Kudos to d winners.

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic initiative by Shell, Intel & Interswitch. I hope that this is not just another Notice-me scheme though. Nice one guys. keep it up

Sarian said...

Dis is a very nice one...I'm alwayz proud to be a industrial chemist cos I studied industrial chemistry in the university buh there's one thing I noticed here,among all the schools present here,no public/government school student is present here...is Į̸̸̨ƭ that the government are not encouraging those ones or what?if government can facilitate all dis public schools,I'm so sure Ϟ•̸ε̲ still av some students willing to study and do some wonders with dis science subjects buh Į̸̸̨ƭ's a pity d ones that are suppose to be doing dis are d ones establishing private schools and they facilitate dem well with enuf eqiuptment and the old govt secondary schools that is well equipted,govt are converting them into university e.g comprehensive high school ayetoro,ogun state.anyone that knw dis school so well wι̥ℓℓ knw Į̸̸̨t use to be a very good school,well equipt with lovely teachers&winners of most competitions held in ogun state then buh now what has Į̸̸̨ƭ become?I finshed from this school and dis is d school where some of the rich pple in nigeria finished from e.g mike adenuga buh look at Į̸̸̨ƭ now,olabisi onabanjo already took Į̸̸̨ƭ from them...I wish the government can take their time to really encourage all dis govt school student by giving them all the epuiptment needed,not the busses dey keep donating cos going to school without bring nothing out of Į̸̸̨ƭ is a total waste of time!!!I'm still proud of this ones doe and I pray God keep blessing them with wisdom,knowledge and understanding

Anonymous said...

This is highly appreciated. Growth and passage of knowledge from one generation to another is crucial to the growth of any people or nation. I pray that more organizations can focus on this path, rather than many dance and other entertainment shows that are being sponsored today.

Kudos to the organizers and sponsors

Anonymous said...

hmmmm Omo secondary school, see as you dey look teacher..ok o..

Anonymous said...

Sarian na him con make u dey write essay on top issorait sha. Kudos 2 u guys 4 d efiko work being done

Anonymous said...

Nice one, technology Ȋ̝̊̅§ very good. Our children shld be encouraged to put more effort on that n someday Naija will b inventn gd stuffs.

Nosa Iyare said...

So few comments on such a good post. Its clear to see why a lot of LIBers are ignorant and appear jobless. Oh well, at least you got all the idiots in one place.

Anonymous said...

When govt decided to use corpers as teachers hw will the kids upgrade when must corpers are not happy to be teachers.

Anonymous said...

Aww!! This is nice,, funny enof stuff like dis don't get comments like dat, zit that youths aint longer interested in Education?or zit gossip n abusing eachoda we r now facin our attention on? Smh



Tartina

Anonymous said...

@IVORY CHI.. U ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT A GROWN UP..OR DU I SAY MATURE! U ARE NOT! U HAVE NO INITIATIVE AT ALL...AS U DONT SEE DIS AS NEWS..ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR FUTURE LEADERS, YOU HAVE A REALLY LONG WAY TO GO!!!

Anonymous said...

Ooowww. Super proud of my alma mata! Go Dpa! " ad gloriam die".

Anonymous said...

If this was an article about di*k and pu**y, Linda for get 500 comments. But education? na less than 20 comments. lol!!

Anonymous said...

so proud of ma sec sch DPA!!! we produce the best!

Anonymous said...

so proud of ma sec sch DPA!!! we produce the best!

Recent Posts