FG vows to foster youth talent via Tech advancement

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By Funmilayo Adeyemi

The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its commitment to nurture young talents by fostering technological advancements.

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, made this commitment at the Award Ceremony of the 2024 Rwanda International Competition and the USA World Robotics Festival held in Abuja.

Mamman emphasised the importance of recognising and supporting the nation’s young heroes.

He acknowledged the outstanding accomplishments of students from Federal Government College, Ikirun, and the Federal Government College, Oyo, who excelled in the international competitions.

The minister said the achievements of the young talents at the competition was a great feat for the nation.

“The achievements of our young innovators reflect our commitment to providing a technology-driven educational environment.

“We are dedicated to nurturing critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity from the foundation level, and ensuring that every child in Nigeria has access to opportunities in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence,” he said.

Mamman stressed that the ministry would continue to support the development of young talents, and ensure equitable access to educational opportunities nationwide.

In a welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mrs Didi Walson-Jack, celebrated the spirit of collaboration and innovation showcased by the winners.

Presentation of award by the Minister of Education Prof. Tahir Mamman to Federal Government Girls College Oyo.

Walson-Jack, represented by the Director of Special Duties, Alhaji Zubairu Abdullahi, praised the dedication of the innovators, while also underscoring the transformative potential of Robotics in shaping the future of society.

The Deputy Director, Technology and Science Education in the ministry, Dr Stella Uhuegbu, provided insight into the international competitions, highlighting the unprecedented success of Nigerian schools on the global stage.

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The highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to the winning teams, symbolising the culmination of their hard work, creativity, and determination. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Christiana Fadare

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