Anambra will be among the States that will represent Nigeria at the Forthcoming SAGE global Competition, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports
This is sequel to another remarkable feat by the students of Mater Amabilis Secondary School, Umuoji who took the overall Second Position at the 2022 National School Entrepreneurship Exhibition and Awards, qualifying as one of the two schools to represent Nigeria at the global stage of the tournament. The national entrepreneurship contest is organized every year by SAGE, Nigeria (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship), a global organization with branches in different parts of the world. It is propelled by a vision to discover, raise and mentor a new set of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprise address the major needs of their communities and the world at large.
This year’s event took place from 22nd to 26th June and was hosted by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Various types of interesting innovations were on display during the five-day educational fiesta. In the end, the overall First Position went to the students of Homat Group of Schools, Lagos State, who developed MED – SET, an innovation that can help to curb irresponsible self-medication using USSD Code or Mobile App. Students of Mater Amabilis Secondary School, Umuoji, Anambra State were the overall Second Place winners. They designed a project called LITE – UP, a portable hydro-electric dam that converts salt water or urine into electricity and stores them. Divine Rays British School, Obosi, Anambra State produced the team that took the Third Position. They showcased a project termed, GEO – GREEN, a battery that extracts Carbon (IV) Oxide (smoke) from incinerators and auto-mobile engines, and then converts it to electricity thereby preventing environmental pollution. Other schools that received consolation prizes include the following: Hill-Side School, Gwarimpa Abuja, Christ the Redeemer College, Shagamu, Ogun State, Kith & Kin International College, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Hendon College, Karu, Abuja.
The Chief Host of the event, Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, encouraged the participants and urged them to hold on to the tenets of hard work, determination and service to God and humanity. He emphasized that education and good moral upbringing are the two pillars upon which a life of success is built. Meanwhile, Homat Group of Schools, Lagos (1st Position) and Mater Amabilis Secondary Umuoji, Anambra State (2nd Position) were qualified to represent Nigeria at the SAGE World Cup. It is the first time a team from any of the five South-eastern states is making it to the global stage of the competition. Previously, the SAGE World Cup has been held in South Korea, United States of America, Brazil, Ukraine, etc. This year, Netherlands will play host to it although it is likely to take place virtually due COVID travel restrictions. However, we continue to pray for our students from Mater Amabilis Secondary School, Umuoji as they prepare to take on their counterparts from different parts of the world sometime in August.