Nigeria’s flag flew high at the  2018 Technovation World Pitch held in Santa Clara, California USA.

The students – all drawn from Regina Pacis Model Secondary School in Onitsha, Anambra state – won the Junior category of the competition with their invention.

The Nigerian girls, participating as TeamSaveASoul, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

The girls were mentored by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu from a STEM Hub Onitsha, Anambra.

Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo expressed great delight with the feat achieved by the girls.

“These young ladies in Junior Secondary School, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Yesterday, they won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Congratulations! We are very proud of you,” Prof. Osinbajo said via twitter.

At least 121 girls from over 50 countries participated in the technovation World Pitch 2018.

 

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