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Anambra school wins national girls ICT competition in VR technology

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St. John Vianney Science College, Igbariam, in Anambra State used their virtual reality project to conquer the National Girls in ICT Competition 2024, claiming the national championship title on Wednesday.

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.

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, which led to 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.

Immaculate Ebube Ikegwuonu expressed her gratitude to their school for motivating them to pursue careers in ICT. The director of St. John Vianney Science College, Rev Fr Emmanuel Obimma, also shared his immense pride in the team’s achievement, saying that it exemplifies the school’s commitment to empowering young women in STEM fields.

Also, Idika Chidinma Ukpai, Operations Lead of Kodex Africa, remarked that the victory is a testament to the dedication and talent of the young girls

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