Nigerian teenagers, who raised the country’s flag at the 2018 First Global Robotics Olympiad (GRO) in Mexico, have won two bronze medals at the competition. The Nigerian team won the medals in the Outstanding Support and International Journey categories.
Mrs Remi Willoughby, National Coordinator of the GRO, said on telephone from Mexico that there were 193 teams from 187 countries at the competition.
She described Nigeria’s victory as an attestation that the Nigeria child was making progress in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.
The five teenagers, aged from 15 years to 17 years, are from secondary schools in Lagos. They are four females and a male.
The challenge was on Energy Impact. Competitors were to solve problems related to energy with the use of robotics.
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 Nigeria.