SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Six Nigerian Students Off To Qatar For The IJSO Competition.

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

About six students who are under the age of 16 will be representing Nigeria at the 16th edition of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) in Qatar.


The students, who are the best science students selected from all the states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), will compete in the natural sciences – Biology, Chemistry and Physics, says the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.

According to the Minister, “Only the best is good for Nigeria”.

Speaking when he met with the students in Abuja, he said the selection of the nation’s best junior science students was done to create a new Nigeria where items currently being imported will be produced locally country.

He expressed the confidence that Nigeria will soon get to the point where no one will want to cross the Sahara or Mediterranean to travel to Europe for better life, as we “We are always happy to see young Nigerians show great interest in science.