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FCT school team dusts 20 states, to represent Nigeria in U.S.

10th Feb, 2020 | By Ngozi Dike-Nkemjika | ||

The quality of education being made available in public schools in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) once again rose to the occasion in a national competition. Two teams of students from Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), Garki kicked off the new academic session by clinching enviable positions at the just-concluded Conrad Challenge Nigeria National Innovation Summit held in Lagos State.

The FCT contingent, respectively named Team Creative Innovators and Team Recycle Rex, distinguished themselves as champions by defeating 20 other teams from different states of the federation who competed in the final of the competition. The competition seeks to highlight creative talent through projects exhibition. For their efforts, they smiled home with five gold and five silver medals alongside two laptops.

With their project titled 'Converting waste plastics to clean liquid fuel and combustible gas', Team Creative Innovators emerged second overall winner for 2020 while Team Recycle Rex exhibited the project tagged 'Converting Waste Plastics into composite floor and wall tiles'. At the end of the final competition, Team Recycle Rex emerged overall winner in the Energy and Environment category. On the strength of this, they are to represent Nigeria in an international competition in Florida, United States in April, 2020.

The GSTC Garki also picked up the position of the Most Resilient School for the 2020 Conrad Challenge. Speaking to Abuja Digest Weekly on their motivating factor, the team leaders explained that the search for alternative energy as well as desire to rid the nation of plastic waste, create jobs and ensure safe environment gave rise to their innovations and inventions. Receiving the champions at the Department of Science and Technology headquarters, the Director, Mrs. Ibrahim Christiana noted that FCT students usually put up great performances in innovations and inventions as evidenced from results in most of the competitions participated in.

Noting that the students have always made the department and FCT proud, she urged them to redouble their efforts and reflect their doggedness in all areas of academics, especially in examinations. She lauded both the teachers and school principal for efforts in imparting the students with needed knowledge and urged them to ensure that FCT students come out with best results in examinations. Principal of the school, Mr. James Kutawho expressed delight with the students' performance, attributing the motivating factor to passion for creativity and innovation.

He remarked that the world is going global and so students must be competent to measure up with trends. The Principal recalled that the students/school were faced with challenges amid many odds during the competition but with resoluteness, they conquered everything. He appreciated the Department of Science and Technology for motivation and support, promising that the school will redouble its efforts to excel in competitions and examinations.

News Update

Malam Bello acknowledged and commended the good work of all health workers in FCT, especially for their efforts at combating the coronavirus.

Speaking to journalists last week at Asokoro District Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment, Dr. Kawu explained that his journey to the isolation center began 12 days earlier when he experienced feverish conditions, prompting him to take the COVID-19 test which turned out positive.

Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, sounded the note of warning when he led an inter-departmental technical committee on inspection tour of some parts of the nation's capital city to assess the level of degradation perpetrated through activities of illegal developers

Chairman of the newly constituted FCT Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah handed the ultimatum during stakeholders' meeting with owners of businesses around the area on Monday.


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