Princeton College girls win regional technovation contest
Four female students from Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos, under the tutelage of New Horizons Computer Learning Centre, the school’s ICT partner, have emerged the African regional winner for the 2019 Technovation Contest.
This year’s contest held at Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. The innovative application developed by Princeton College girls named, Frostbits, will solve the menace of obstructive parking in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos, with the use of location sensors, database, and app inventor’s interface and more.
According to the developers, users can easily park their cars without worrying about interference from other drivers. (https://technovationchallenge.org/season-results/).
This app developed by the girls came first in the ‘Senior Division Regional 2019 Technovation Competition” The names of the exceptional girls are Miss Daniella Ekekwe (Grade 11); Miss Gbopemioluwa Olukoga (Grade 11); Miss Victory Yinka-Banjo (Grade 11); and Miss Tanyalouise Ekekwe (Grade 12).
Certainly, hope is not lost for the Nigerian Educational System because there are still some top quality schools like Princeton College, which have begun to groom the youths for a brighter tomorrow and produce great innovations through highly valued IT skills that can impact the general social life and also contribute to the liberation of Nigerian Economy from its present dilemma.
According to the Princeton School’s Education Director, Dr (Mrs) Dolapo Bankole, while congratulating her students, parents and the teachers who collaborated to make this happens, said: “Our emphasis in Princeton school is to produce students with 21st century skills in Sciences and Technology, so that they can compete effectively with their counterparts in Europe, America, and Asia.”
The Chief Executive Officer, New Horizons, Tim Akano, rejoicing with the Board of Directors and parents of Princeton School for the deliberate quality education it offers, said: “Princeton is one of the topmost schools in Nigeria where parents who desire the best future for their children should patronise.
“The standard of education is high and very robust. We are happy to be part of their success and look forward to even bigger international achievement in the future together with Princeton.”