Nigerian youths to participate in nuclear technologies competition in Russia

Nigerian youths to participate in nuclear technologies competition in Russia

Nigerian students and young professionals across the country are set to partake in the fifth edition of a nuclear technologies competition in Russia.

The initiative which is an annual online video competition is the brainchild of ROSATOM - Russia's state-run nuclear energy corporation.

Inspired by the need to raise the next generation of nuclear energy technology experts in Nigeria, the corporation has young Nigerians to partake in the fifth edition of its annual online video competition.

Dubbed: "Atoms for Africa," the competition is also facilitated by EnerConnect as well as the African Young Generation in Nuclear and South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society.

Billed to run up until Monday, September 30, 2019, this edition is devoted towards supporting interest in nuclear research and capabilities among young Nigerian and African scientists at large.

Participants are required to research how innovative use of nuclear technologies can assist in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in Africa.

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To compete, they have to make a short video about their findings on the topic and share on Facebook.

A two stage judging process will be used to select the winning teams, an independent jury made up of nuclear professionals and experts on sustainability topics will select the top ten videos and the general public will be invited to vote for the best video on the Rosatom Africa Facebook page.

The award ceremony will take place within 2 African Nuclear Youth Summits to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in early October 2019.

Recall, last year, a Nigerian, Ugenyi Igbokwe, was among the finalists - beating other participants from across Africa.

Recall also that the federal government of Nigeria had signed an agreement with Russia's ROSATOM for the construction of nuclear power plants and a nuclear research center in Nigeria.

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