The 2022 Oyo State edition of Genius Bee event took a glamorous style as the programme started with a Bootcamp and then a tournament, engaging thirteen (13) secondary schools in the state.

The bootcamp featured sessions on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Artificial Intelligence, Circular Economy, Waste Recycling, and practical sessions led by some of our development advocates in persons of Emmanuel Ola-Olowoyo, Gboluwaga Olaomo, Damilola Oyediji, Priscilla Kolawole, and Bade Adefioye.

Kicking off the event, Mr. Emmanuel Ola-Olowoyo, the Project Director of Genius Bee welcomed the students and teachers, and he spoke on the need of we collectively work towards the attainment of the 2030 Agenda – with the concept of effective awareness, acceptance, and adoption of the Global Goals.

The glamorous event took place at the Centre for Sustainable Development, Ibadan. Gracing the event were reputable dignitaries in persons of Prof. Labo Popoola, the Director of SDSN Nigeria, Professor Jimoh Saka, Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, Ibadan, and Mrs. Jumoke Olowookere, the Creative Director of The Waste Museum. It was such a great occasion as they all gave inspiring words and inspiring remarks about the impact Genius Bee is making on these young champs and what the young champions did at the tournament, ranging from their speeches to their presentation of different creative works of art (made from waste), arithmetic and the spelling competition.

At the end of the competition, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School emerged 1st in Art & Waste Innovation; Global School of Science emerged 1st in Speech Presentation, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School also came first in spelling, while Orogun Grammar School emerged 1st in Arithmetic. Oba Akinyele Memorial High School emerged as the Overall Winner. Fademisi Janet, Awoniyi Bethel, and Thanni Samantha received awards for first, second, and third positions in the individual essay competition.

It was indeed a great time of impartation of knowledge to Genius Bee Champs, who are now advocates of Sustainable Development Goals and Circular Economy in their various schools.

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