Update: Three Nigerian Students Win Gold at 2018 World Adolescent Robotics Competition in China


A team of three Nigerian students: Tawakalitu Giwa, Oluwaseun Omotayo, and Ayomide Adetunji have soared at the 2018 World Adolescent Robotics Competition in Guiyang City, China after winning for themselves Gold medals for proper documentation of processes on engineering note, at the event.

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The team which is made up of a Male and 2 Females had been invited by the China Association of Science and Technology to represent Nigeria at the 18th edition of the event focused on resolving the “Water Problem” around the globe.

And aside from winning one of the 10 award categories (documentation of processes on engineering note), the 3 students also won for themselves the “Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli’ Award for Courageous Achievement at the competition. This was made known by the National Coordinator of the competition, Mrs Remi Willoughby according to NAN.

Rajaa Cherkaoui El Moursli Award for Courageous Achievement is awarded to the team that exhibits a can-do’ attitude throughout the challenge even under difficult circumstances, or when things do not go as planned. It is bestowed on the team that can best demonstrate resilience and perseverance in the face of great difficulty. This award looks at how teams embody professionalism, face challenges they encounter and how they overcome them. –Mrs. Remi Willoughby.

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This is not the first time the team of two females and a male from secondary schools in Lagos State would be performing excellently at robotics competitions. As a matter of fact, they were selected based on their outstanding performance at the First Global Robotic Olympics, where they were members of the Team Nigeria delegation in 2017 that was placed 25th out of the 163 teams representing 157 countries.

The team was sponsored by Aramex and Doculand Nigeria Limited and was the only other Africa country, besides Gabon, invited for the competition.

The three other students who represented Nigeria at the 2018 Pan African Robotic Competition in Senegal also emerged second in robotics performance at the event.


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