Two schools from Lagos state have emerged champions of the Nigerian edition of the 2017 World Robot Olympiad on Saturday.
Based on the report from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Model College Meiran and Araromi Ilogbo Junior Secondary, Oke Afo, won the 2017 edition of the competition which took place at the School Hall of British International School, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Arclights Foundation is the exclusive partner of LEGO in Nigeria and LEGO Education in West Africa, the organisers of the World Robots Olympiad, an annual event that draws participants from across the world.
In an interview with NAN, Abisola Obasanya who is the Managing Director of ArcLights Foundation has stated: “Arclight Foundation is out to build 21st century children. We need generations of scientists that can impact positively on the society and that is why we are encouraging these young ones.
“We have been having good feedbacks from our efforts so far and within few years to come, we will reap the benefits.
“The project is work in progress, so we cannot be too hasty about getting sponsors, as times goes on, we will and everybody will be happy.’’
Bayo Ibiyeye, Director, Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology, told NAN that the Lagos State government was passionate about promoting science and technology in the state.
In the Senior Category, Lagos State Model College, Meiran, came first while Iwerekun Senior High School Lakowe, emerged second and Oke Afa Comprehensive College, Isolo, third.
For the junior category, Araromi Ilogbo Junior Secondary School, Oke Afo led the pack, while Caleb International School, Abijo, came second and Igbowu Junior Secondary School, third.
In the elementary division, Team Invincible came first, Team United second and Team 105 from Heritage Homes third.
The theme of this year’s robotic competition is “Robots for Sustainability’’.