EduPoint, a prominent player in the education technology sector, has joined forces with VBank, Leap Africa, Hewlett Packard (HP), Doculand, and Vines Realty to host a coding and robotics competition for secondary school students. The event, called RoboCode Fest 2.0, is themed “Winning to Make Impact to the People and Planet” and aims to engage students between the ages of 11 and 16.
The competition will revolve around various challenges, including topics such as health, education, transport, election, fashion, agriculture, real estate, waste, and recycling. In total, 300 applicants will undergo pre-qualifying rounds on September 26-27, with the debate and quiz taking place on September 30. The grand finale is scheduled for November 25.
As an incentive for the participants, the top three winners will receive cash prizes of N500,000, N300,000, and N200,000, respectively. The remaining cash prizes will be shared among the students and schools.
VBank, one of the partnering organizations, expressed their dedication to supporting initiatives that bring positive change to society. The partnership with EduPoint aligns with their vision, as education is seen as a powerful tool that can transform lives.
According to Osarume Akenzua, Senior Programmes Manager at LEAP Africa, investing in children is crucial as they are the future leaders of the nation. The fact that these students are participating in the competition demonstrates their leadership qualities.
In conclusion, EduPoint’s collaboration with VBank, Leap Africa, Hewlett Packard, Doculand, and Vines Realty highlights the commitment to fostering technological and educational advancements among secondary school students. The RoboCode Fest 2.0 not only provides an exciting platform for students to showcase their coding and robotics skills but also encourages them to address real-world challenges and make a positive impact on society.
– Coding: the process of using programming languages to write instructions for computers to execute.
– Robotics: the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.
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