By Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
Government Secondary School Bwari (GSS) has emerged the winner of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) 2023 Talent Hunt Competition for the Federal Capital Territory Secondary Schools.
Government Secondary School Hajji camp came second, while Government secondary school Wuse 2 Abuja took the third position.
The 1st Position got N250,000 scholarship plus Plaque and Trophy (to the School) while 2nd Position,N150,000 Scholarship plus Plaque and Trophy (to the School) 3rd Position, N100,000 scholarship plus plaque plus trophy (to the School).
In his welcome address, the FCT chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ben Osy Okoh disclosed that the Prizes shall be presented on the 6th of July, 2023 during the Charles Mbanefo memorial lecture.
Okoh explained that the NSE Abuja branch has organized this competition for FCT to offer the students an opportunity to discover their limitless potential and improve their capability and increases their team collaboration, develop their communication skills, improve their critical thinking skills, and boost their curiosity, utilizing the power of STEM.
He urged the students not to mind the outcome of this competition. It should not deter any of you but should be a springboard to discovering your potential.
While citing references from the notable leaders,he said ” When Thomas Edison was reminded of the number of attempts he made before he discovered electricity, he responded-“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Mark Zuckerberg, Jan Koum and others didn’t make it on their first attempts. The end is what always matters”.
He said the main objectives of the NSE is to promote the advancement of engineering education, research, and practice in all its ramifications with a view to maintaining and enhancing the professional capabilities of its members.
“In order to promote,protect,encourage, and maintain a high standard of engineering study and practice and to encourage greater efficiency therein”,Okoh said.
On his part,The president of NSE , Engineer Tasia S. Gidari-Wudil said what we are doing today might look small but the reality is very big .
According to him, “When I was in Primary School, I put my hand in many things just to have enough skills and my teachers always call me white engineers,and today,I am the president of the Nigerian Society of engineers.
He, however, charged students to make use of this competition to discover their intellectual ability through invention, technical in order to promote the engineering sector that would enable them to compete with international best practice.