Global Robotic Olympiad (GRO) in Mexico, won two bronze medals at the
competition involving 187 countries.
The competition began on Aug 13.
The challenge was on Energy Impact. Competitors were to solve problems related to energy with the use of robotics.
Remi Willoughby, National Coordinator of the GRO, told NAN on telephone
from Mexico that there were 193 teams from 187 countries at the
Willoughby described Nigeria’s victory as an
attestation that the Nigeria child was making progress in Science
Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
NAN reports that the five teenagers, aged from 15 years to 17 years, are from secondary schools in Lagos.
They are four females and a male.
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.
Mr Faisal Jarmakani, Managing
Director, Aramex and Doculand Nig., sponsors of the team, had at a press
conference in Lagos to announce the competition, said that the
teenagers were building the foundation blocks for a technology-advanced
“Without any doubts, we will soon join other countries
of the world where science and technology have become the backbone of
Three Nigeria students had in July won
gold for proper documentation of processes on engineering note at the
2018 World Adolescent Robotic Competition in China.
– 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.
The challenge was on Water Problem.