Four Nigerian students have made the country proud after winning bronze medal at the recently concluded International Festival of Engineering, Science & Technology (I-FEST) held in Tunisia.
I-FEST is a 9-day innovation-driven competition of science and technology among scholars of between 11 and 24 years, aimed at giving youngsters the opportunity to bring innovation to the fore in the world of technology.
The students, Ugwuish Ogonna; Chuka-Umeora Anthony; Nwachukwu Daniel; and Machi Dominic, are of St John’s Science and Technical College situated in Alor, Anambra State.
It is believed that about 35 countries participated in the competition, which held from March 21 to 29, with over two hundred and fifty one projects vetted and judged.
The students from Belarus clinched the gold medal.
The event also saw participants from Canada, Italy, South Korea, Turkey, China, Sweden, Ukraine, Malaysia, Brazil, Bosnia, Herzgovina, Indonesia and Tunisia, among others.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, lauded the boys for the feat achieved, having carved a niche for themselves in the event.
“Proudly Nigeria. Well done guys,” she wrote.
The achievement is coming seven months after six female students of Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, in Onitsha, clinched gold at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, United States.