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Anambra Girls Beat 36 Other State, Emerge Overall Best In 2024 Virtual Reality ICT Competition

  1. Anambra Claims Victory in National Girls in ICT competition with Groundbreaking VR technology!

St. John Vianney Science College, Igbariam, used their virtual reality project to conquer the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024, claiming the national championship title yesterday! The National Girls in ICT Competition, organized by the Federal Ministry of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, is a technology innovation competition for all girls in secondary schools across Nigeria.

Their innovative project, M-Tag VR, allows users to explore iconic landmarks like Zuma Rock and learn about fascinating cultural aspects of Nigerian tribes. The girls, Immaculate Ebube Ikegwuonu, Camilla Anyadike, and Nweke-Nonso Oluchi, mentored by their coach, John Onuigbo, triumphed over teams from all 36 states.

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The girls’ talent shone brightly throughout the competition. They started at the state level where they aced the Anambra state competition, then proceeded to conquer the Southeastern regional championship, defeating teams from Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, and Enugu, to make it to the national finals. Their exceptional project and skills impressed judges throughout, culminating in a thrilling national victory against strong contenders from the six geopolitical zones of the country. Rivers and Lagos states secured the second and third-place positions, respectively.

The emotions are still fresh. Immaculate Ebube Ikegwuonu, her voice trembling with excitement, expressed yesterday, “We are so grateful for this opportunity! Thanks to our school that motivates us to pursue careers in ICT. Through this win, we hope to inspire other girls to do the same.” Reacting to the win, The director of St. John Vianney Science College, Rev Fr Emmanuel Obimma (Ebube Muo Nso), overwhelmed with joy, shared, “This national championship is a monumental achievement for our school and a source of immense pride. It exemplifies our commitment to empowering young women in STEM fields. As a science college, we understand the impact of technology and empower students to use it as a force for good. Hence, this win isn’t coming as a surprise. It’s the result of years of hard work.”

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The National Girls in ICT Competition is facilitated through implementing hubs in each state, which provide logistical support and ensure a smooth competition process. Kodex Africa supported this team from Anambra state.

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