Five secondary students from schools across the nation have been selected to represent Nigeria in the 2019 edition of the Global Robotics Olympics in Dubai this October.
They were chosen during a try-out session to fly the colors of Nigeria at the First Global Robotics Olympics.
The selected students pending the commencement of the competition will be grilled on the rudiments of robot design through exhibitory tutorials in maths, physics, and engineering including programming especially using Java.
Scheduled for October, this will be the third time the country will be participating in this global competition.
The program was founded by a philanthropic inventor, Dean Kamen to inspire burning passion for science and technology, leadership and innovation among the growing population of global youths.
The First Global Challenge sets in place the growing blocks for an Olympics-style robotics event.
The 2019 Global Robotics Olympics with the theme ‘Ocean Opportunity’ draws attention to the critical issue of ocean pollution, In addition, it brings into perspective the ways technology can be deployed for the preservation of ocean and wildlife.
The CEO, Roboglobal Educational Consulting and national coordinator of the First Global Olympics, Mrs. Remi Willoughby said that
“During the first-ever First Global Olympics in Washington DC, USA in 2017 Team Nigeria was placed 25th of the 163 competing teams from 157 countries, 3rd among the teams representing the 41 African countries in attendance”.