CubingAfrica holds maiden Rubik’s Cube inter-school competition

A cross-section of participants at the competition.

A cross-section of participants at the competition.

TO launch Nigeria on the stage of the international cubing community, an education value added company, CubingAfrica, has organized a maiden cubing competition among schools in Lagos State. This would be the first cubing competition using the Rubik’s Cube.

The event tagged, ‘Experience the Rubik’s Cube’ was held at the Lagos Television De Blue Roof Events Centre, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

The Operations Director, CubingAfrica, Mrs. Kemi Awe, said the competition is the first Rubik’s Cube inter-school competition organized in Nigeria and that the competition was necessitated by plans to stage a full-fledge cubing competition later in the year.

The competition, which was a final contest, was preceded by several stages of intra-school competitions to select the qualified candidates and schools that would compete at the finals. Five secondary schools and two primary schools made it to the finals.

Awe said the winning was determined by the ability to solve the Rubik’s Cube in the shortest possible time and the school, which solves the Rubik’s Cube fastest wins.

In the secondary school category, the schools represented in the competitions were Christ the King Catholic College, Ijebu-Ode; Chemline Academy, Ikeja; Igbobi College, Yaba; Kings College, Onikan; Albesta Academy, Ajah.

In the primary school category were Kemson School International, Ikoyi and Littleland Junior School, Jakande.

While each school in the secondary school category comprising five students were tasked with solving 25 scrambled Rubik’s Cube, each of the two primary schools comprising three pupils were tasked with solving 10 scrambled Rubik’s Cube.

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