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Three ICT girls win FG's N1 Million prize

Three ICT girls representing different schools in Nigeria recently won the Federal Government's N1 million Application Innovation Awards in Abuja for their technological know-how, reports ITRealms.

The three students, ITRealms ascertained, came tops in a keenly contested challenge involving over 89 other entries for developing website and software applications on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Child Adoption and Health.

The names of the victorious students are Omotayo Ogunnaike of Lagoon Secondary School Lagos, who developed the original website and apps to help the country solve some of its humanitarian problems in the areas of IDPs, child adoption and health, .Zainab Aliyu Gebi of International Community Secondary School Abuja, Praise Sanni Adeniyi of International School University of Lagos, learnt ITRealms.

The successful girls were rewarded with cash prizes of N500, 000, N300,000 and N200,000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively by the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology.
Presenting the awards, the Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, said the winners were rewarded as part of activities for Federal Government to commemorate the Girls in ICT Day celebration in Nigeria.

"This effort is good because if they don't overcome that fear of technology, they can never venture into science and ICTs. Also for being able to fight cultural and social bars they can now pursue careers in ICT”.

Cyriacus Nnaji/ GEE

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