Lagos - Lagos State on Tuesday emerged the
overall winner of the 2014 National Junior Engineers, Technicians and
Scientists (JETS) Competition held in Abuja.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Olayinka
Oladunjoye, said in a statement in Lagos that the state’s contingent won the
first positions in Inter-State Quiz Competition, National Theme Project, Free
Choice Project and Physics Competitions.
She said the state also came third in Physics and Technology
Competitions and took fourth position in Mathematics Competition.
"Masters Kadiri Ogbaji and Ibrahim Shamusideen both of
Abibat Mogaji Millennium Senior Secondary School, Agege, came first in the National
Theme Project Competition, with their winning project on Mobile Energy and
Also read: Govt focus is on education - Shekarau
"While Fisayo Fatoye and Abiola Omosowon both of Doregos
Private Academy, Ipaja, came first in the Free Choice Project Competition, with
their project titled Power Generation Through Resonance," she said.
Oladunjoye said the victories automatically qualified Lagos
as Nigeria’s representative at the 2015 International Science and Technology
Competition at a yet-to-be- determined venue by the Federal Ministry of
According to her, Lagos State also produced the best female
JETS students in the competition and the state has consistently recorded the
best performance in the competition both at the national and international
"Lagos State represented the country at the 2013 Taiwan
International Science Fair, where she came second and third in the Chemistry
category of Project Exhibition at the fair,’’ she said.
Other students who represented the state include Ikechukwu
Ugwu of Penny International College, Surulere; Modestus Amaechi of Starfield
College, Agege; Kelechi Inuagwu of the Lagos State Model College, Kankon,
Badagry and Kaosiso Onyeka of Faith Academy, Gowon, Estate, Egbeda.
The JETS Competition was aimed at promoting the
experimentation and application of scientific and technological concepts by
It is also aimed at improving some indigenous technology
products as well as designs and fabrication.
It promotes generation and fostering of the interest of
students in the acquisition of basic manipulative skills in science and
technology among others.