The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Eket branch on Tuesday, 12th November 2019 held an award event for the 2019 engineering week science fair and science innovation winners. The event, was held at Jacob’s Hall of Villa Marina Hotel in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.
The event started with the national anthem and opening prayer followed by the opening remarks made by the Branch Chairman. In his opening remark, Engr. Aniebiet Udoh, MNSE welcomed all to the award event, commending all present for their efforts during the 2019 Engineering Week competition. He also appreciated the schools and individuals for their patience as he apologized for the delay in payment of the cash prizes won.
He mentioned that the schools, their staffs and all students present have gotten a feel of NSE impact and presence in Eket, as he congratulated the winners of the competition.
Addressing the Principals of the schools and their representatives, the Chairman stressed on the need to encourage teachers who coached the students during their preparations for the competition. He further recommended that the teachers, the students and schools should all be encouraged from the prize money won, with more going to the students as that will stir up their desires and improve themselves academically.
The exhibition saw, Princess Chidera and Bright Akanimoh Ben of Faith Academy Eket, the 2nd runnerup for Science Fair Competition; Godspower Umoh Ufot and Wisdom Bassey Sammy of All Weather Secondary School Eket, the 1st runner-up for Science Fair Competition; Adedayo Boluwato Olorunto, Favour Steve Nseobong of Girl High School, Eket, the 2019 Science Fair competition winner, all presented with their cash prizes.
Cash prizes were also presented to the Science Innovation Winners were. The 2nd runner-up, Elijah Dan Abia, a student of Heritage Polytechnic; Joshua Mayowa Enobong, 1st runner-up and Winner of the 2019 Science Innovation Competition, Daniel Samuel Etuk Udo.
The Principal, Girls High School, Eket expressed gratitude to the NSE Eket for organizing such competition as it helps to develop young minds. She also encouraged the Society to go beyond the secondary level of schools, involving the primary sections in such science competition as there are lots of raw potentials to be discovered from that very section.
Mr. Lawrence Akubue, MNSE the assistant technical secretary of the branch addressing all present affirmed the branch’s aim of developing young minds and intentions for the next competition that will be held. He assured everyone present of the Chairman’s desire to always impact and develop young people and encouraged the students present to always be innovative.
The Chairman, Engr. Aniebiet Udoh, MNSE in his closing remarks encouraged the students present to look beyond the prize and seek to develop themselves, raise their standards higher and drive to be winners at even advanced levels. He hinted more competitions even at higher levels in the State, Country and beyond.
In conclusion, he revealed that counselling and mentorship are available to students as he and members of the branch are keen to mentor and nurture great young minds.