Lagos State on Tuesday emerged the overall winner of the 2014 National Junior Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) Competition held in Abuja.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, said in a statement in Lagos that the state’s contingent won the first positions in Inter-State Quiz Competition, National Theme Project, Free Choice Project and Physics Competitions.
She said the state also came third in Physics and Technology Competitions and took fourth position in Mathematics Competition.
“Masters Kadiri Ogbaji and Ibrahim Shamusideen both of Abibat Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Agege, came first in the National Theme Project Competition, with their winning project on Mobile Energy and Fertiliser Machine.
“While Fisayo Fatoye and Abiola Omosowon both of Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja, came first in the Free Choice Project Competition, with their project titled Power Generation Through Resonance,” she said.
Oladunjoye said the victories automatically qualified Lagos as Nigeria’s representative at the 2015 International Science and Technology Competition at a yet-to-be- determined venue by the Federal Ministry of Education.
According to her, Lagos State also produced the best female JETS students in the competition and the state has consistently recorded the best performance in the competition both at the national and international levels.
“Lagos State represented the country at the 2013 Taiwan International Science Fair, where she came second and third in the Chemistry category of Project Exhibition at the fair,’’ she said.
Other students who represented the state include Ikechukwu Ugwu of Penny International College, Surulere; Modestus Amaechi of Starfield College, Agege; Kelechi Inuagwu of the Lagos State Model College, Kankon, Badagry and Kaosiso Onyeka of Faith Academy, Gowon, Estate, Egbeda.
The JETS Competition was aimed at promoting the experimentation and application of scientific and technological concepts by students.
It is also aimed at improving some indigenous technology products as well as designs and fabrication.
It promotes generation and fostering of the interest of students in the acquisition of basic manipulative skills in science and technology among others. (NAN)