27 December 2012

Nigerian Students Shine At DStv Eutelsat Contest

The duo of Master Isa Bello Suleiman of Zamani College, Kaduna; and Miss Imoh Daniel of Army Day Secondary School, Cross River State have shun in Africa continent as they emerged the 2012 Country Winners in the Essay and Poster categories respectively at 2012 DSTV Eutelsat Star Award winners.

While Oyindamola Adisa of Adesoye College and Simon Akpan Anita of Lagos Anglican Girl's Grammar School emerged runners up in the essay and poster categories as well.

The presentation which held at Multichoice Boardroom, Victoria Island attracted Professor Funsho Falade from UNILAG who was also the Judge, DSTV Eutelsat, Mrs Ronke Bello, Managing Director, Innovative Literacy, representatives from Kaduna and Cross River.

MD, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe (middle) flanked by Master Isa Suleiman of Zamani College, Kaduna and Miss Imoh Daniel of Army Day Secondary School, Cross River State

Speaking at the award ceremony where a Plasma television and a certificate of excellence were handed over to each of the star award winners, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe said: "The awards seeks to inspire innovative thinking among secondary school students and create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life."

According to Ugbe, the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is a Corporate Social Respons-ibility of MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat to educate and create awareness about satellite technology and its application among African students.

He added that the award is designed to stimulate interest in science and technology among African school children by educating them on the science involved.

The Managing Director pointed out that last year when they commenced the award, over 150 entries were received in Nigeria.

However, last year, the overall awards winners emerged from Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa. He maintained that the awards have provided a platform for students in and outside the country to express their knowledge on satellite technology.

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