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Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:39

Onitsha Girls School wins World tech innovation challenge in America

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Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra State  representing  Nigeria  and Africa  in USA at the World Technology  innovation challenge  took the  first place  and won the top technological competition honour.


The girls team from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha were represented  by below named students :
They were led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu and the Onitsha team upstaged  representatives of  USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal.

1 Promise Nnalue
2 Jessica Osita
3 Nwabuaku Ossai
4 Adaeze Onuigbo
5 Vivian Okoye 


World tech innovation challenge competition was a global technological competition for seconday schools around the world at Silicon Valley, San Francisco USA. The girls team, Save-A-Soul, from Onitsha, Anambra State developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country.



Teams of girls worldwide learn the necessary skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders while creating apps addressing social issues in their communities. Junior division winners, Team  Save-A-Soul, hopes to help consumers identify and avoid the intake of fake drugs in Nigeria using its app, FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector). According to Team Save-A-Soul, Nigeria has one of the largest markets for fake drugs. The girls plan to partner with the agency responsible for drug regulation in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control.

"Leveraging technology to save lives is our utmost priority, that is why we have decided to maximize this opportunity to solve the incessant rate of death caused by fake drugs," said Team Save-A-Soul.


Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo applauded them.
“These young ladies in Junior Secondary School developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Yesterday, they won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Congratulations! We are very proud of you,” Osinbajo tweeted.



The teenage girls from Anambra State will be pitching their app to investors in the Silicon Valley.
The team argue that Nigeria has the largest market for fake drugs, and they plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), using the app, to tackle this challenge.



Credits: Mazi  Enuma, PRNewswire, Timileyin Omilana Guardian Nigeria.

Last modified on Monday, 13 August 2018 14:20

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