The technical agents of Skool Media at Queen’s College Lagos have won a third place in the final of the 2019/2020 Conrad Challenge for high school students. The students benefiting from Skool Media’s Students Technology Experience Centres are called technical agents.
In 2019, the Vice-principal (Student Affairs), Mrs Okeke and HOD Humanities, Dr. Mrs Chukwu handed over all matters relating to the competition to Skool Media to prepare the students for it. The event was held on February 1, 2020 at Lagoon School, Lekki, Lagos.
The Conrad Challenge is to unleash the potentials of the students as they work towards solving world problems through innovation. This challenge exposes them to opportunities such as an undergraduate scholarship worth $60,000 upwards for four years, and an all-expense-paid trip to attend the international Conrad innovation summit at NASA’s Kennedy space centre, Florida- United State of America.
20 Skool Media tech agents across the senior classes were selected to participate in the competition. The agents were divided into two groups, named Team Titan and Team Rojan. With the knowledge of design/critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, innovation and communication previously taught to them by Skool Media technical officers, the girls went through different stages before arriving at a final product.
Team Rojan , which competed at the final stage invented a mobile application for primary health care as a way of bridging the gap between the hospital and the patient; a prototype of the mobile application was built by the team using an MIT APP INVENTOR where features that help patient to access a doctor, locate a pharmacy, video/voice call a doctor, emergency services, nutritional tips, and others were embedded.