In fulfilment of the state government’s desire to push science subjects foward, four boys from St John’s Science and Technical College, Alor, a public mission school in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State participated and have won the Bronze Medal at the International Festival of Engineering, Science and Technology which took place in Tunisia. Their paticipation in this exam was
The festival which took place in Monastir, Tunisia from 21- 29th March this year was organized for students aged between 14-24 years from 40 countries and featured a scientific competition in different areas aimed at developing the innovative skills of young scientists and encouraging them to apply their imagination and creativity in solving problems in their environment.
The boys whose names are Ugwuishi Meshack Ogonna, Chuka-Umeora Onyedika Anthony, Nwachukwu Chukwualuka Daniel and Machi Chukwuagozie Dominic competed against students from technologically advanced countries like Canada, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, China, Sweden, Ukraine, Malaysia, Brazil, Bosnia Herzgovina, Indonesia, Tunisia South Africa etc.
Our boys from Anambra won their bronze medal with a device they called the Adaptable Alternative Power Supply for Sub-Saharan Africa, and were bested by Daniil Sharoykin from Belarus who won the Gold Medal with a quality water control equipment and a representative of another country who won silver in the competition.
The device that won them the bronze medal is an electric inverter with a solar panel that enables it to absorb energy from the sun, warehouse the energy in inverter and subsequently distribute it in households and offices as the case may be.
The Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr Nkem Okeke, while recieving the boys in his office on Tuesday observed that the state was doing exceedingly well in education at the moment. He said “The progress we are making shows that if you focus on a sector and show some seriousness about what you are doing, put the right people in charge, the results will come in.”