Taqwa School shines at global event, harps on research, technical skills
THE importance of research and technical skill acquisition among Muslim schools was recently stressed, as Taqwa Group of Schools lifted Nigeria’s image at the just-concluded international World Robot Olympiads, (WRO), competition held in Sochi, Russia.
The school represented Nigeria at the world stage after clinching the first position at the National Robotic Olympiads in the country.
The Managing Director, Taqwa Schools, Alhaja Maryam Alimi, who expressed her excitement about the feat, described the atmosphere in the schools as that of “complete education”.
According to her, it was a deserved honour for the school and students to have participated in a unique and important event organized for young inventors and constructors because it will prepare them as future scientists and researchers, who will surely make our world a better place and a more technologically-advanced nation.
Alimi also emphasised the need for Nigerians to pay more attention to the development of research and technical skills among children and young people.
“That is why besides the competition, Taqwa Schools engage the students in many other educational events expositions, cultural, research and entertainment,” she said.
The final competition in Russia brought together participants from all over the world with great victories and spectacular ideas. About 52 countries participated in the competition.
One of the participants, AbdulKadir Sayyidi, revealed that being part of the competition really helped in building his confidence. He, therefore, called on other students to join the robotic club to increase their creative skills.
Also speaking, Ruqoyah Falade, a Basic5 pupil of the school said she was, indeed, elated to be among other participants from other countries all over the world and interact freely with them.
The Principal, Taqwa High School, Hajia Qudrah Olaleye, stated that it is part of the school’s policy to involve the students in as many beneficial competitions as possible in order to build their physical and mental ability.
“It is a thing of joy to be part of the world event. They took part last year, too, and it has been a good exposure for the students. We are the only Muslim school there and we were determined to win.”
She urged parents to give the needed support to help the children achieve their future careers.
She said: “In Taqwa Schools, it has never been only academics as usual, the psychomotor domain of education was also given preference and we are very proud as we raised the bar by winning the Lagos State Private Schools Table Tennis “Talent Hunt” organized by Atico Global Concepts in May, 2014 with Gold Medal.