Namibia Women in Engineering hosts first national Science Quiz

In an effort to curb the COVID blues, the Faculty of Engineering (FE) through the Namibia Women in Engineering (NAMWIE) initiative, hosted a first of its kind online Science Quiz for female learners from grades 8 to 10 across Namibia.

Photo for illustrative purposesFunded by NamPower, the event focused on diverting traditional norms in order to stir up some excitement amongst female youth. Out of 23 registered school teams, a total of nine schools competed against each other.

“NAMWIE aims to promote awareness in Engineering as a career choice for the girl child and provide a support platform for women engineers in the country,” Dr Smita Francis, Chair of NAMWIE said.
The participating schools included Duinesig High School, Outjo Secondary School, Oshikuyu Combined School, David Shingo Combined School, Nanghonda Combined School, Linus Shashipapo Secondary School, Flamingo Secondary School, Amazing Kids Private School, and Sunshine Private College.

The schools competed for four hours, uninterrupted. Oshikuyu Combined School, Amazing Kids Private School, Flamingo Secondary School, and Linus Shashipapo School all made it to the second round. During the third, and final round, the Amazing Kids Private School and Oshikuyu Combined School found themselves in a tie, while Flamingo Secondary School and Linus Shashipapo School went on headstrong.

“Eventually the Amazing Kids Private School was declared the winner of the Science Quiz, followed by the first runner-up, Oshikuyu Combined School, and the second runner-up, the Flamingo Secondary School,” Dr Francis elaborated.

The winning schools will be awarded with trophies, while each individual participant will be awarded a medal.

Date: 
Friday, August 6, 2021
for Month: 
August, 2021

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