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AUST's Science and Technology Quiz Competition Kicks off

In continuation of the programs mapped out to celebrate the university’s 10th anniversary and in line with its desire to forge meaningful partnerships with the communities around it, on Thursday May 25, 2017, the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), hosted the first phase of a planned series of science and technology quiz competitions for selected secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

In continuation of the programs mapped out to celebrate the university’s 10th anniversary and in line with its desire to forge meaningful partnerships with the communities around it, on Thursday May 25, 2017, the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), hosted the first phase of a planned series of science and technology quiz competitions for selected secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The epoch-making event is the first of planned line-up of three such events.

Asuelinmen Norah, Ayanebeni Margaret and Edeh Ogonna from Regina Pacis College, Garki; Sabitu Abdulrahman, Agwu Mercy Nnamdi and Sanni Victor Ayoola from School for the Gifted, Gwagwalada; Onyema Kelvin Chukwudalu, Ugwuaneke Vivian and Abdullahi Sheriff from Government Science and Technical College, Garki; Obioha Adaeze Esther, Orie Princess and Oshadami Oladotun from Glisten International Academy, Jabi and Ojamanhor Ofure, Akinloye Oluwadunsin and Samson Salome from Government Girls Secondary School, Dutse participated at the first phase of this quiz competition.

In his welcome speech, the President of the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Professor Kingston Nyamapfene expressed his pleasure over the competition put together to mark the 10th year anniversary of the university.

According to him “ I am pleased to welcome you all to this great event as part of our celebrations for our university's 10th year anniversary. AUST should have long organized such an event but, l am happy that dream has come to reality today”

He advised the participating students to inculcate in their academic pursuits, good scientific background to enable them become world – class scientists and engineers in their future careers maintaining that it is only possible to build a strong academic foundation at this level.

Nyamapfene enjoined the students also not to see this series of competitions as a do or die affair or winner takes it all but as a way to make learning fun, while also building relationships among the schools and between AUST and schools within the university's operational area.

While thanking the students for their zeal to participate and the organizers for a job well done, the president promised to introduce more attractive prizes for deserving participating schools in future quiz competitions.

At the end of the first phase of the competition, Glisten International Academy, Jabi, Abuja emerged winner with 135 points, followed closely by School of the Gifted Gwagwalada with 130 points.

By this result, Glisten International Academy, Jabi will now meet the winner of the second phase of the competition comprising of the following schools: Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa, Government Girls Secondary School, Kuje, Stella Maris College, Life Camp, Premiere Academy, Lugbe and Government Secondary School, Tudun wada billed for June 28 for the grand finale on October 11, 2017 for the much coveted prize.