Nigerians win world young scientists competition

March 30th, 2010

SIX Junior Secondary School (JSS) students from Bauchi State have emerged winners of the International Exhibition of Young Scientists competition held in Spain, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

The students, who invented a solar-powered electric car automated module, represented Nigeria at the exhibition which was attended by young scientists from 120 countries between March 23 and March 27.

The Vice-President, Nigeria Society for the Promotion of Science and Technology, Dr Yusuf Sara, disclosed on Monday in Bauchi that the students won a trophy at the exhibition.

Sara, while presenting the trophy to Alhaji Abdullahi Kashuri, the acting chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said the students had, in 2009, won similar international scientific innovation competition in Germany.

Sara described the performance as “noble,” adding that such competition would enhance the quality of education and encourage the growth of science and technology research and development in the country.


He said the association, in collaboration with private firms, would showcase its talents to enable other students to benefit from the experience.

Sara urged SUBEB and the Bauchi State government to provide scholarship to students to enable them to further their education.

Kashuri commended the students for promoting Nigeria among the science and technology developing countries, adding that the board would ensure improved funding of schools to ensure sustainable development of science and technology in the state. source