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Fostering Excellence through Knowledge and Innovation
"As we go forward, we will seek to be transactional in maintaining and strengthening the governance architecture, but we will also be transformational as we prepare the citizens for the new economy that requires the development of new parameters in education, innovation, and enterprise", - His Excellency, Dr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
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Ms Lovisa Kambonde- Immanuel (NCRST),Ms Nina Louw (RMB),Ms Ndahekelekwa Paulus (Winner) 4TH PLACE, Ms Mary Shikukutu (Winner) 2ND PL
Winners: Basilius Shivute, Vernouman Antindi Johannes Pinehas, Banda Chrispin and Jason Shipanga
As part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015, the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), ran the Big Innov8 Competition aimed at secondary school learners.
The idea of the competition was to allow learners to enter a creative idea for a scientific or technological invention. The idea did not have to be fully practical or be a working demo, the only condition was that the judges have a clear understanding of what the creation was, and what its objectives would be. Learners could enter as a team of up to five and their idea could be submitted through an entry form, a drawing or illustration, or a video.
Winning entries of the Big Innov8 Competition are the Med Coat team, and the Human Tech, both from Oshigambo High School in the Oshikoto region. First Prize is awarded to the Grade 9 team made up of Basilius Shivute, Vernouman Antindi Johannes Pinehas, Banda Chrispin and Jason Shipanga – who submitted the innovative idea of a coat that will create an active communication interface between doctors and patients. Second prize is awarded to Carlos Shipatuleni in Grade 11, who submitted an idea of a “human mobile device”.
Third Prize is awarded to the team from Gabriel Taapopi Secondary School in the Oshono region, made up of Ndeshipanda Phillipus, Edward Tresia, Naftal Penehupifo, Edward Ellen, Witness Asino – who submitted the innovative idea of headsets that tell whether a person is telling the truth or lying during court cases.
“We congratulate the winners and their schools, and commend all the entries received from across the country. We wish to applaud the commitment from all schools and teachers toward the advancement of science, technology and innovation amongst our youth”, said Ms Elzita Beukes, Head: Corporate Communication and Marketing at the NCRST.
For their outstanding entries, the learners win the chance to attend the National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival, taking place from 29 June to 3 July in Windhoek, at the Windhoek Country Club. The winning learners will receive prizes and an exciting excursion on Friday, 3 July 2015.As part of the Science, Technology and Innovation Festival 2015, the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), ran the Big Innov8 Competition aimed at secondary school learners.