Master Isa Bello Suleiman of Zamani College, Kaduna, and Miss Imoh Daniel of Army Day Secondary School, Cross River State have shone in Africa emerging as the 2012 Country Winners in the Essay and Poster categories respectively at the 2012 DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards.
Oyindamola Adisa of Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State and Simon Akpan Anita of Lagos Anglican Girl’s Grammar School emerged runners up in the essay and poster categories.
The presentation which held at Multichoice Boardroom, Victoria Island was graced by the presence of Professor Funsho Falade from UNILAG who was also the Judge, DSTV Eutelsat, Mrs Ronke Bello, Managing Director, Innovative Literacy, representatives from Kaduna and Cross River.
Speaking at the award ceremony where a Plasma television and a certificate of excellence were handed over to each of the star award winners, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe said: “The awards seeks to inspire innovative thinking among secondary school students and create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life.”
Ugbe pointed out that the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is a Corporate Social Responsibility of MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat to educate and create awareness about satellite technology and its application among African students.
He added that the award is designed to stimulate interest in science and technology among African school children by educating them on the science involved.
According to Ugbe, last year when they commenced the award; over 150 entries were received in Nigeria.
The overall awards winners last year however emerged from Uganda, Ghana, Mauritius and South Africa. He maintained that the awards have provided a platform for students in and outside the country to express their knowledge on satellite technology.