Dstv Eu­tel­sat Star Awards win­ners emerge

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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.”

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