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Nigerian student triumphs over UK, US, others

IYIPO, organised in Georgia since 2005, has become an international organization by the participation of 35 countries since 2007.

International Young Inventors Olympiads

A student of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges, Kaduna, has emerged victorious at the International Young Inventors Olympiads (IYIPO).

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Muhammad Bugaje triumphed over students from 35 other countries including the United States and the United Kingdom to clinch the silver award.

In a statement published by Leadership on May 16, Bugaje came out victorious and won the award because of his project on “Rainwater Harvesting Through An Affordable and Cheap Method in Remote Areas”, in Biology and Ecology category.

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The competition is supported by ministries of education and science of the participating countries.

IYIPO is sponsored by the European Union Representative in Georgia, International Black Sea University (IBSU), Georgian Patent Office, Georgian 1 Channel (State TV).

It is organized in eight categories included Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Ecology, Mathematics, Information Technology and Engineering.

On a related note, a group of students from Kano State, who were in Indonesia for International Science Project Olympiad (ISPRO), were awarded a bronze medal from more than 200 projects, after contesting with 28 other countries.

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