- Three scholars from Nigeria have done the country proud as they outshone many others in a Global Artificial Intelligence contest
- They defeated 150,000 students from 82 countries and 2000 universities to hit the enviable achievement
- Nigeria was represented at the global contest by 15 students drawn from three universities namely ABU Zaria, University of Port Harcourt and UI
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Three Nigerian students have been crowned champions of the global cloud and artificial intelligence contest organized by Huawei Technologies.
The three students who are from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria defeated 150,000 students from 82 countries and 2000 universities.
This was confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university during the 2019/2020 Huawei Nigeria ICT Competition Award and inauguration of the 2021/2022 launch ceremony in Zaria on Wednesday, May 26, Peoples Gazette reports.
Nigeria was represented at the competition by 15 students from Ahamdu Bello University, University of Port Harcourt and the University of Ibadan at the regional final.
Their good showing meant they'd go onto the global finals.
At the global finals, the trio of Hamza Atabor, Emmanuel Abba, and Hamza Beira from ABU Zaria earned first prize in Network Track Globally.
Another trio of Mustapha Jimoh, Dahir Muhammad-Dahir, and Abdullahi Khalifa Muhammad then went on to win the grand prize in cloud and artificial intelligence at the global final.
Nigerians celebrated them on social media after a Twitter user @OvieAli shared the news.
"Is only In ABU A Student Will Graduates With Pass & Still Be Relevant In His Area Of Specialization,Focus To Archive Something Greater Than Pass In The Outside World, Because They Train You Academically , Physically Spiritually,Naturally Ahead,Gud Job Guys @ABUZaria_DUA."
"U ppl have started again as if ABU is the only higher institution in Nigeria."
"We are proud of your achievements. Well done guys."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a 15-year-old Nigerian student won big as she defeated US, UK and Chinese pupils in a global maths competition.
Ms Faith, an SS3 student from Ijebu in Ogun state shared her experience winning the global competition in an interview with The Punch. She told the newspaper that winning the "tough competition" made her happy and honoured.
Faith narrated how she excelled in different stages of the contest to emerge the overall winner.
As the winner of the contest, Faith was presented with a monetary award of $1,000 (N379,000, according to the CBN's current exchange rate).