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Five Students to Represent Nigeria at Robotics Olympics

Five students selected from secondary schools across the country will represent Nigeria at this year’s FIRST Global Robotics Olympics tagged “the virtual Challenge 2021”.

The students; Simon Adikwu, Olaiya Kayode, Vihaan Nagarkar, Amarachi Oji and Chiugo Nnoruka were selected from a try-out session with over 50 secondary schools in attendance.

They would be partaking in the competition, thanks to the Managing Director of Doculand Group Nigeria and Aramex, Mr. Faisal Jarmakani, who has sponsored Team Nigeria for five years in a row.

Speaking at this year’s preparatory event last weekend, Jarmakani, a lover of Robotics, admonished the students to give their all.

He described the contest as a huge opportunity to compete with the rest of the world and make Nigeria proud.

The FIRST Global Challenge was founded by Dean Kamen to inspire a passion for science and technology leadership and innovation among the world’s over two billion youths.

This challenge provides the framework for an Olympics-style robotics event that drives home the importance of obtaining the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills needed by future leaders to overcome the biggest challenges facing the world.

Burdened with a mission to inspire STEM, FIRST Global, a nonprofit organises the yearly robotic games for teams representing over 190 nations around the world.

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Abigael Ibikunle

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