Ten students of the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos, have put the school on the map of academic achievement, winning a coding competition, contested by 178 schools nationwide.
Principal and students of Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos, African Coding Challenge winners.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the feat has also placed the school as the third best in the latest edition of the African Code Challenge, involving 30 African countries.
The Principal of the college, Tofunmi Akamo, confirmed the development in a telephone interview with NAN Sunday in Lagos.
She expressed her excitement on the feat by the students, describing the development as heart-warming for teachers, students and former students of the college.
Akamo said that the youngsters had raised hope that Nigeria would eventually rule the world in the evolving field of coding and other aspects of information communications technology.
Principal of Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos, Tofunmi Akamo.
She lauded the Federal Government for creating a congenial environment that made it possible for students of the college to make their mark at the continental and national competitions.
The principal added that the school’s team worked on a project with theme “Chase N’ Recycle for the 2022 competition, assuring that the school would never relent in bringing honour to Nigeria.
She disclosed that the contest, staged late last year, saw Madagascar placing first, with Mauritius coming second while Nigeria, represented by two teams from the Federal Government Ijanikin, came third.
NAN reports that team one as fielded by the college is made up of Chidozirim Ejiogu, Praise Olugbenro, Ikram Babs-Lawal, Ayodeji Taiwo-Taiwo and Honourable Olutoye.
The school’s team two is made up of Adesewa Akin-Aina, Muhammad Elusogbon, Mustapha Adeboye, Joel Okafor and Daniel Oluwajuyigbe.
Federal Government College, Ijanikin, one of the unity schools in the country was established on October 6, 1975.