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Five 5 Students to represents Uganda in Robotics competition in Geneva



Uganda on Monday sent five students for a robotics competition in Geneva, Switzerland, which will run from October 13 (tomorrow) to October 16.
The students are Mittina Akampa, Joy Ruth Namakula Muganwa, Samrawit Ghebrehiwot, Hermon Asmerom Gebregergish and Doreck Agaba. They are from Mengo SS and Our Lady of Good Counsel Gayaza.

Mr Jossy Nasasira, the robotics expert, who is training the students, said there is a lot of potential in the youngsters, who have invented solutions for societal problems. He said the students they took to Dubai in the 2019 robotics competition, won silver medals.
Mr Stephen Semunaaba, the head of the science department at Mengo SS, said they are focusing on practicals to increase the impact and relevance of science education in the country.

This project trains a student on how to assemble a robot, how to programme (instructions on which it has to move) and then start moving it. All the coding is done by the student. This involves some physics and mathematics,” he said.
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