Lagos State Students emerged winners at 2019 Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) National Children’s Arts, Science and Technology Expo clinching the First position and Second runner-up in Arts/Crafts, Science and Technology category respectively.
Speaking on the feat achieved by the students, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo commended the team for making the State proud, adding that their excellent performance gives credence to the government’s efforts at improving the quality of teaching and learning in all Lagos Public Schools.
In her words, “My joy knows no bounds that you took the challenge seriously and have made the State proud, especially with this sterling performance at the end of the competition and also with the trophy and gifts. I congratulate you and wish all of you the best as a team and as individual students”.
While affirming that the Lagos State teams have been consistent in giving the State accolades from various competitions, the Commissioner expressed her discomfort with the second runner-up position for the Best Engineering Innovative Project in the Science and Technology category, and charged the students to double their efforts in future competitions.
“As a Centre of Excellence which Lagos State is, we cannot afford to trail behind any other State. I implore you to up your game and overturn this result at the next competition”, she said.
The NTA National Children’s Arts, Science and Technology Expo is an annual event aimed at discovering and developing creativity among young, talented and intelligent students.
The competition was keenly contested by 28 States of the Federation in Arts/Crafts, Science and Technology categories involving two stages comprising of the Preliminary/State Finals and National Finals with Lagos team winning a trophy, plaque and cash gifts, among other prizes.
The theme of this year’s competition: “Promoting Unity and Innovations in Youths as Agents of Change through Science and Arts” was organised by the National Television Authority (NTA) Channel 10, in collaboration with all the State Ministries of Education for Primary and Secondary School Students nationwide.