Female pupils invent tracking device
Five students of Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos have invented a device that would help traffic officials track traffic offenders across the country.
The pupils ? Adeola Fasan, 14; Chikodi Ozoagu, 13; Joy Olufemi 14; Abisola Jegede 13; and Mary Okoro 14, represented the Africa region after emerging overall winner in the Technovation challenge, a competition that was organised by Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) last month.
Their victoryqualified them to participate in the grand finale ? the Africa in San Fransisco contest held in the United States, with nine other contestants from other parts of the country. It came up on May 2 and 3.
The application, which can only work on android phones, is targeted at traffic officials and other para- military agencies when fully completed.
The device will enable users track any traffic offender no matter the category of the offence or wherever the offender may be hiding.
The management of the school praised the girls for their brilliance and their efforts at making their country proud, particularly at a time when technology education is not encouraged.
Princeton ICT (Information and Telecommunications Technology) teacher, Mr Mayowa Oladujoye, said he was proud of the pupils for their commitment and dedication to their studies over time.
The school management called on the government to further inspire the young girls? ingenuity by embracing the new technology which it believes, would help in decongesting traffic and boost discipline among drivers.