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Anambra pupils win global prizes wave in technical education

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STUDENTS of St. John’s Technical College, Alor have won a bronze medal in the just concluded International Festival of Engineering and Science Competition that took place in Tunisia.

The Deputy Governor of Anambra, Nkem Okeke, who appreciated the award winning students for their inventions, during a courtesy visit to the state government house, also commended their confidence and complete focus.

“Anambra is doing pretty well in terms of education, the progress shows that when you focus, and put the right people in charge, you tend to achieve a lot” he said.

Still commending the students, Okeke said “it takes a lot for kids to leave the shores of the country and travel abroad to participate in a global competition and come back with a trophy”.

Dr. Okeke encouraged the students to continue with the project and urged them to remain focused and devoted. “St. John Alor might not be a popular school in the country, but you have kids with brains and talent. It shows there is hope for a better tomorrow and with kids like you, we will achieve it” he said.

Commissioner for Basic Education, Kate Omenugha, stated that St. John Alor is one of the public mission schools, where the government is in patnership with the mission to bring out the best in the children.

“State government is renovating and building a hostel in the school presently, to make sure that all students are borders. The investment this administration is making in education is beginning to yield fruit,” Omenugha informed.

Recalling the exploits of the children from Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha, the commissioner said that the state government has promised to expose Anambra students to an education that is globally competitive.

In an address, the School Manager, Rev. Fr. Francis Unegbu, said the students participated in a festival where people between the ages of 11-24, are given a platform to introduce innovations into the world of technology at their level, not what a teacher produced and gave to them or what they bought from the market.

” Our students produced an inverter that gives light, and can trap energy from the sun and allows you make use of it for your appliances, in your homes, companies and business places” Fr. Unegbu informed.

Speaking to National Light, the School Manager said they tried to encourage the students and bring out the best in them.

“We provided the enabling environment for them, the innovation would reduce the suffering of power generation, it would bring out the image of Nigeria and put us on the map of the world in terms of science and technology” Fr. Unegbu said.

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