5 Nigerian students at the First Global Robotic Olympics

Five Nigerian students, representing the country at the First Global Robotic Olympiad (GRO) have boasted of coming home with three gold medals at the competition.

The competition is scheduled to hold in Mexico from Aug. 13 to Aug. 19. NAN reports that the students  left Nigeria for Mexico on Saturday evening to join the 193 teams from 187 countries for the competition.

A team of seven students that represented the country in the maiden edition of the competition in Washington DC, U.S in 2017, came third out of 41 African countries that participated in the competition. They were ranked 25th out of 162 countries across the world and they also got two other awards.

Faisal Jarmakani, the Managing Director of Aramex and Doculand Nig., had at a news conference in Lagos, said that the 2018 challenge in Mexico would be on “Energy Impact”.

According to him, competitors will be expected to solve problems related to energy with the use of robotics. Jarmakani said that all the students were building foundation blocks for a technology-advanced Nigeria.

“Without any doubt, we will soon join other countries of the world where science and technology have become the backbone of economic development,’’ he said. (NAN)

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