Doregos Private Academy female students: Alao- Akala Tabitha, Lawal Balikis and Nimatallahi Abdulkadri who represented Nigeria at the 34th Edition of China Adolescent Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC) in Macao, China won third place in the International Projects Category. The Contest, which is jointly hosted by China Adolescent Science and Technology (CAST), Ministry of Education and other relevant government departments and organization had 52 countries participating with over 150 students in attendance and lasted seven days.
CASTIC is organized for science-loving students, with age range 12 to 20. With more than 30 year history, CASTIC was built to be the most prestigious and largest science contest in Asia for young scientists in all parts of the world.
The science projects by our girls were titled: “Student Monitor and Anti-Kidnapping Alert” by Alao-Akala Tabitha and Nimatallahi Abdulkadri, and “Sandpaper Plant, Ficus Exasperata Vahl; A Health Resource for Diabetes” by lawal Balikis.
Representing Nigeria to take part in this competition is a testament to the success of STEM curriculum as well as an opportunity for students to gain international exposure.