Team Nigeria Upbeat, Set Target for World’s First Global Robot Olympics

Nigeria will be represented at the FIRST Global Robot Challenges (FGRC) with 149 other nations thanks to efforts by Faisal Jarmakani, robotics enthusiast; Mrs. Remi Willoughby, an exceptional educator; and Professor Sola Sofola, emeritus professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

Founded by Dean Kamen, a philanthropic inventor, to inspire a passion for science and technology leadership and innovation among the world’s more than two billion youths, FIRST Global provides the framework for an Olympics-style robotics event that drives home the importance of obtaining the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills needed by future leaders to overcome the greatest challenges facing our world – today and tomorrow.

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