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.
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 on 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.
Mrs. Akamo said 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.
She lauded the federal government for creating a pleasant 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 the 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.
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 comprises Adesewa Akin-Aina, Muhammad Elusogbon, Mustapha Adeboye, Joel Okafor, and Daniel Oluwajuyigbe.
The Federal Government College, Ijanikin, one of the unity schools in the country, was established on October 6, 1975.