Dstv Eutelsat Star Awards winners emerge
MISS Elah Ajene of Nigeria Tulip International School, Abuja; and Prosper Okarike of Graceland International School, Port harcourt, have been named the in-country winners of the Dstv Eutelsat Star Awards competition for 2017.
While Ajene emerged winner in the essay category, Okarike emerged winner in the poster category.
According to a statement on Monday, the winners were announced after a two-day adjudication process.
The statement quoted Multichoice, organisers of the awards, as explaining that the awards were part of its efforts to promote science and technology education in Nigeria.
The Managing Director, Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said the Dstv Eutelsat Star Awards were designed to identify and create awareness on satellite technology and its applications within the society.
Ugbe said, “Multichoice, by this award, is encouraging the young ones to challenge themselves and come up with ideas and innovation that will eventually propel our country to desired greatness.”
The Chief Executive Officer, Innovative Technology Literacy Services Limited and lead judge for the 2017 Dstv Eutelsat Star Awards, Dr. Aderonke Bello, commended the winners for their efforts and zeal.
Bello said, “We were thorough with the judging procedure. There were many quality entries, but the ones that made it to the top were those that satisfied all the specified criteria, which are understanding and demonstration of satellite technology and its application to everyday life, coherence in the manner of presentation and flow.”