The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has held its Southern/Eastern Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC), at the board’s headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
According to the NCDMB, the competition seeks to motivate and challenge Nigerian undergraduates to imbibe the culture of research and development as well as apply science, technology and innovation to create home-grown business solutions to everyday problems in Nigeria.
In his opening remarks, General Manager, Capacity Building Division, NCDMB, Dr. Ama Ikuru, noted that the innovations will go a long way to help in the domiciliation of capacity and also improve lives.
He added that the board has continued to back vocational schools in a bid to support and promote skill acquisitions even at an early age. He congratulated all the contenders from the southern/eastern region, noting that they are winners to have reached the final phase of the challenge.
The acting Executive Secretary, NCDMB, Mr. Patrick Obah, as well as the judges later toured the innovative works that were on display at the venue.
Certificates were thereafter presented to the participating students from the five universities at the southern/eastern regional finals, while two teams that progressed to the national final were the DC Solar Element Stove promoted by Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTech) and Team Exploits of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO).