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Over 300 secondary school students from Adamawa State were at AUN during the Yola

Peace Day of December 1, competing for a prize in the Whizkid competition in science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

The competition which featured 20  secondary  schools  had  students competing  in  the  four  categories: Science,  Technology , Engineering, and  Mathematics.

Dr Fidelis Ndeh-Che, an Assistant Professor  in the School   o f Information Technology & Computing  who  oversees  the  STEM project  said  the  competition  is  one of   the  strategies  to  motivate  students
towards  the  study  of   sci ence, technology, engineering , and mathematics.  He  described  it  is  an off-shoot  of   the  Whiz-kid  Club whose  objective  is  to  “identify  and nurture  talents  in  the  area  of academics  at  a  very  young  age  so  that they  can  be  focused  in  the  direction of   their  dreams.  The  goal  is  to produce  hi-tech  scientists  from  Y ola, Adamawa  State. ”

Each  of   the  winning  schools  in each  of   the  categories  had  a  cash prize  of   N70, 000  while  the  runnersup  had  N30,  000.

In  Science,  Lutheran  Junior Seminary, Mbamba, near Yola, emerged  winner  while  Ahmadu Ribadu College, Yola, was the
runner-up .  In  technology , AUN  Academy , Yola,  was winner   while   Ahmadu Ribadu College, Yola was runner  up. In  engineering, Capital Government Day Secondary School, Yola, came first while General Murtala  Muhammed College, Yola, was the
runner-up .   In  the mathematics   category, Federal  Government  Girls College,  Y ola,  came  first w h ile   Lutheran Junior Seminary ,  Mbamba,  was  the runner-up .

The STEM Project nurtures  and g rows  academic  talents  in  the sciences,  engineering,  technology , and mathematics through the effort of   AUN  students  who  encourage and help secondary school students in  Adamawa  State  to  establish  Whizkid Clubs in  their schools while they mentor  them.

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