Few months after six girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School, Onitsha, won gold in the Technovation Challenge in San Fransisco, USA, four boys from another mission school in the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha, have won bronze medal in Tunisia at the African Science and Technology competition (IFES).
The students, Ugwuishi Meshack Ogonna, Chuka-Umeora Anthony, Machi Dominic and Nwachukwu Daniel all of St John’s Science and Technical School, Alor, Onitsha Archdiocese, participated in the Physics aspect of the competition, coming out in the third position out of the 31 countries in Africa that participated.
The students achieved the feat with two devices they called the Adaptable Alternative Power Supply for Sub-Saharan Africa which is a single, fully-packaged solar technology and another noiseless inverter system all locally sourced and produced by them.
Their School Manager, Rev Dr Francis Unegbu, who accompanied them to the competition disclosed that about 251 projects were showcased at the competition from 40 countries across the world. Read more