A team of high school girls from Ghana have breezed through the Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition to emerge as winners. This is the second time the African school is snatching to the top position. Their extraordinary performance saw them defeat over 5000 other teams from various parts of the globe. Take a look at the winning team, their high school, and the general creative competition.
The Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition
The CoderZ League is a fun and engaging robotics competition for students of all levels. The aim of this competition is to encourage students to participate and learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), robotics, and coding while inspiring a technological career path.
Students of Methodist Girls Senior High School (MEGHIS) competed in the CoderZ Juniors League category of the cyber robotics and coding competition. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition of the competition was organized virtually. It involved the participation of 12 regional groups from five continents; Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, and South America. The successful African stars, using method K20 as their coding key, scaled through six demanding stages of the final competition.
About The Organizers Of The Competition
The CoderZ League Cyber Robotic and Coding Competition (CRCC) is set out to inspire users of CoderZ. CoderZ is essentially a platform with specialized content and learning management tools. The engaging competition is extensively organized by CoderZ and Intelitek teams in New Hampshire, United States.
Ido Yerushalmi is the founder of the Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition (CRCC) and the CEO of CoderZ. Also, he holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Intelitek, Inc. He is also on the board of RoboGroup T.E.K Ltd., Robotec Technologies Limited.
In an interview with CoderZ, Ido answered questions on how cyber robotics can help close the gender gap in the coding industry, what the classrooms of the future would likely look like, and how his Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition (CRCC) can improve the educational ecosystem worldwide.
About The Winning Team
The robotic club students emerged as overall winners after first acing regional level in their respective competition zones. The Ghanian team then went ahead to defeat the Avenues FLL MG Team from New York’s Avenue World School.
The Director-General and the entire Management of the Ghana Education Service eagerly received the thirteen participants and subsequent winners of the Cyber Robotics and Coding Competition. Headmistress, Mrs. Winnifred Seibu Arthur and Robotics Patron, Mr. Benjamin Amoako, led the delegation. In a congratulatory message, the DDG said,
“Keep your heads high and remain focused on your studies as you have already demonstrated your prowess to excel in academic pursuit beyond the shores of Ghana. Your achievement will go down into the archives and your names and that of the school have been written in gold for generations unborn to learn from”.
Methodist Girls Senior High School (MEGHIS) is located in Mamfe, in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern region. Its robotic club helps interested students learn valuable and basic coding for robotic implementation. The result of this drive has culminated in consistent excellence in global performance.
The win by the Methodist Girls Senior High School sends a profound message to the world that Africans are indeed capable of leading the race on technological and cyber development. It also uniquely serves to encourage female participation in the cyber and coding industry. However, the most important aspect of the win is that it could bring the inclusion of coding, robotic implementation, and cyber development into the African education curriculum.