Ekiti pupil emerges Young Scientist of the Year

Ekiti pupil emerges Young Scientist of the Year
April 01 10:28 2017

A pupil of Ekiti origin, Master Adedipe Oluwatosin, has emerged the Best Young Scientist of the Year in a competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.

The winner is a pupil of Shepherd International School, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

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.

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

According to the letter, 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 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, 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,” the statement read in part.