Ekiti State indigene emerges as best young scientist in Nigeria

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The golden days of Ekiti when it comes to academics seem to be coming back as an indigene of Ekiti State, Master Adedipe Oluwatosin, emerged the Best Young Scientist of the Year in a competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

The competition was organised under the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award in which a winner is picked from each of the 774 local government areas of the federation to compete at the national level.

This statement was released on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, informed the governor of Adedipe’s feat in a letter dated March 15, 2017.

Onu was quoted as saying the aim of the competition was to develop the interest of young people in science and technology and for the country to produce world beaters in the field.

The statement added, “The minister said the emergence of Oluwatosin was a testimony to the great attention the Fayose administration pays to education which is now yielding results. Onu said Oluwatosin, a pupil of Shepherd International School, Ado-Ekiti, would be presented the award at the coming Technology and Innovation Expo in Abuja next week.

“Ekiti State has once again stamped its authority as the leader in the education sector with the emergence of Master Adedipe Oluwatosin.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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