Ten students from the Federal Government College (FGC) in Ijanikin, Lagos, have won a coding competition in which 178 schools competed.
According to NAN, the achievement placed the school third in the latest edition of the African Code Challenge, which included 30 African countries.
In a phone conversation on Sunday, the college’s principal, Tofunmi Akamo, confirmed the situation.
She acknowledged her delight at the kids’ achievement, calling it “heartwarming” for teachers, students, and former students of the college.
According to Akamo, the youth have aroused hopes that Nigeria will one day lead the globe in the developing field of coding and other aspects of information and communications technology.
She praised the federal government for establishing a welcoming climate that allowed college students to make their mark at continental and national events.
The school’s team worked on a project for the contest with the subject “Chase N Recycle,” according to the principal.
She stated that Madagascar won the competition, with Mauritius coming in second and Nigeria, represented by two teams from the FGC Ijanikin, coming in third.
The college’s team one consists of students Chidozirim Ejiogu, Praise Olugbenro, Ikram Babs-Lawal, Ayodeji Taiwo-Taiwo, and Honourable Olutoye.
The school’s team two is made up of Adesewa Akin-Aina, Muhammad Elusogbon, Mustapha Adeboye, Joel Okafor, and Daniel Oluwajuyigbe.
FGC Lagos, located in Ijanikin, is one of the unity schools in Nigeria and was established on October 6, 1975.