Nigeria: Pen Resource Academy, Gombe Northeast Wins 2017 WHIZKIDS Competition

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By Ahamd Umar

Gombe( Nigeria)–Pen Resource Academy, Gombe Northeast of the Country has won the 2017 National Information Technology WHIZKIDS competition organized by Nigeria Computer Society.

The Zonal coordinator, Nigeria Computer Society, Gambo Abdullahi at the presentation of the  prizes to the winner said the School took first position while Gombe High School came third in the competition.

He urged the management of the two schools to do as much as possible to give students quality teaching to enable them put more efforts in their studies.

According to him, Pen Resource Academy and Gombe High School have made Gombe proud for coming first and third among schools that participated in the 2017 National Information Technology WHIZKIDS competition.

The State Commissioner for Education, Aisha MB Ahmed who was represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education,  Mohammed Isa Wade, promised expressed optimism that one of the public schools in the state would  emerge among the winners in next years’ competition following the revolutionary work going on in the education sector by the current administration of Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

He said what informed the state Government to establish a Technical University of Science in Kumo, College of Education, Billiri, Gombe state Polytechnic, Bajoga College of Legal and Islamic Studies, Nafada and many more institutions on the way, was to create more opportunities for the large number of qualified students graduating from private and public secondary schools in the State.

He commended the Nigerian Computer Society for organizing what he described as a thought provoking competition aimed at stimulating the brain of students.

Earlier, Principal of Pen Resource Academy, Dr. Stanley Maikano, said the result did not come to him as a surprise in view of the high academic standard the school had maintained since it was established in 2012.

He said the school would begin 60 per cent integration of British Curriculum and 40 per cent Nigerian curriculum in her primary and secondary schools by next year in an effort to boost the students’ performance in their internal and external examinations.

He thanked organizers of the competition for taking a wise decision, which according to him, did not only boost the morale of the competitors but equally found talent among students.

Nuriyya Abba Gombe and Mustapha Jiddum who represented Pen Resource Academy in the competition were  presented with prizes while  the school received a certificate of recognition from the Nigerian Computer Society.

The third position, Gombe Children High School got a prize and certificate of recognition while the students, Aliyu Musa Ahmed and Naja’atu Abdullahi who represented the school received prizes.

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