New Horizons and BMS organize a coding and robotics challenge for students –

In a bid to promote technopreneur skills among secondary school students, New Horizons Nigeria, in partnership with Baptist Mission Schools, organized a coding and robotics challenge for students.

The competition which kicked off in February saw the grand final held on March 24, 2022 at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.

During this event, the students worked as a team to design their robot and their projects with the help of a mentor who regularly trained them.

Afterwards, each team submitted a design, a business plan and a video presentation of their projects. The competition started with 3,782 students at the grade level, 117 students qualified for the zonal levels while 47 students qualified for the finals.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Tim Akano, MD/CEO of New Horizons said, “Nigeria’s future lies in expertise in fourth industrial technologies including coding, robotics, intelligence artificial intelligence, IoT, blockchain, cloud security and cybersecurity. .

“It is on this basis that New Horizons Nigeria has partnered with the Baptist Mission School to develop the annual coding and robotics competition as the first phase of a fourth comprehensive industrial competition among students, which will include other missionary schools such as Redeemers, Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and Deeper life. . We achieve all this thanks to our strategic partnership with international suppliers such as EC-Council, PMI, ISAACA, Oracle.

Eralier, Dr. Tide Olalere, director of Baptist Missionary Schools, said: “We are ready to ensure that our children are not left behind in the 21st teaching ICT in the last century. He revealed that qualified schools were judged based on the app prototype, presentation slide, business plan words for code/robot description, creativity, design, potential usefulness, technical skills and presentation. The winners received cash prizes at each stage of the competition and a certificate of participation.

Attending the final were Bowen University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joshua Olalekan Ogunwole (host); the Chairman of the Education Management Board, Prof. Oyesoji Aremu; director of Baptist mission schools, Dr. Tide Olalere; Head, Quality Assurance and Inspection, Dn HO Alamu; Chief, Finance, Dns. Bayonle Bamidele; Chief, Human Resources, Rev. Mrs BA Ladoba; Chief, Audit, Pastor Innocent Josiah; Chief, ICT, Dr. Kayode Oladapo; Chief Accountant, Mr. MAO Adeojo; Ms. T. Amune, ZEA, New Horizons Nigeria represented by Oluseyi Fakoya, General Manager Schools.

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