The Nigerian Girls Can Code Competition comes to an end. The competition, initiated by the Nigerian Communications Commission and hosted at Innov8 Hub, held for a period of 3 days. The initiators established the Nigerian Girls Can Code competition targeting girls in secondary schools who possess an interest and talent in robotics, artificial intelligence, and coding.
After presenting their projects to the judges, the participants answered relevant questions about their projects and then received evaluations. Afterwards, the students anxiously awaited the announcement of the results.
The award ceremony held on the 3rd day of the event, at the headquarters of the NCC.The Executive Commissioner, Engr. Ubale Maska, delivered the opening remark at the event. In the keynote address by Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, he commended the initiative and its positive effect on gender balance. The keynote speaker also encouraged the girls to achieve more in their quest of innovation and creativity. The technical facilitator from Innov8 Hub, Mr. Newton Monye, gave a speech, which was followed by the announcement of the winners.
In the quest to reward all participants, the organisers of the Nigerian Girls Can Code Competition gave a basic cash award of 200,000 Naira to all participating schools.The Ambassadors School from Ota in Ogun state secured the 3rd place and received a cash prize of 500,000 Naira. Federal Government College Maiduguri clinched the 2nd place and earned a cash prize of 1,000,000 Naira. Amid nervous anticipation throughout the hall, the announcement of the winner finally came. At-Tarbiyyah STEM School emerged as the 1st place winner and received a cash prize of 1,500,000 Naira.
In his goodwill message, the chairman of the board of commissioners, NCC, Professor Adeolu Akande lauded the initiative. He spoke on the philosophy of gender inclusiveness by the NCC in their flagship programmes.
Images of the Nigerian Girls Can Code Competition’s top 3 winners in ascending order