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Miss Nkete Obidimuso of Livingstone College, Lagos State emerged as the 1st Prize winner of
the 2018 National ICT Olympiad- the hallmark of all ICT competitions for Secondary Schools in
Nigeria. She also set a record as the first National Champion of the ICT Olympiad
The finals was held from 26th- 29th September, 2018 at Ibadan, Oyo State, with finalist drawn
across the Federation.

Presentation of awards by the organizers of National ICT Olympiad (Mr. Gbadeyanka) & Mr. Ram (NIIT)

The Media Co-ordinator of the National ICT Olympiad, disclosed that “the ICT competition
which is the first of its kind in Nigeria is approved by the Lagos State Government and
endorsed by Nigeria Computer Society.”
The National ICT Olympiad was organized “in a bid to discover Nigeria’s best young computer
scientists, develop healthy competitive skills as well as improve the youth’s self-esteem
together with creating pride in academic achievement.”

According to the National Co-ordinator of the National ICT Olympiad, over 10,000 students
registered for the competition, while about 7000 students participated in the first stage of the
competition in over 2,000 secondary schools in across the nation. Only those who scored a
minimum of 70% in the first stage qualified for the boot camp (2nd stage).
Obidimuso Nkete led the competition in the first stage with 98% to qualify for the Boot Camp
stage (2nd stage). She also emerged as the best student from Lagos zone in the 3rd stage of
the competition and represented Lagos State in the National Finals.

National Champion Obidimuso Nkete of Livingstone College with Coach-Mr. Paul Ogundimbola (2nd from left)

Prior to the National finals, “students who qualified from the first stage of the competition
participated in the boot camp – where they were exposed to web development using HTML 5
and CSS, before taking the second stage of the examination – boot camp examination.”
At the National Finals, the finalists were required to select one of the project topics provided
by the organizers, to be designed using HTML5, CSS and Adobe Photoshop/Corel Draw at the

Nkete’s award winning project was the design and development of a dynamic website for
Nigeria Air- the proposed Nigerian government airline. The website showcased the Nigeria Air
logo (using Photoshop/Corel Draw) and it contained several webpages with ticket reservation
After a tightly contested competition, Obidimuso Nkete scored a total of 71.5% in the finals
to emerge as the winner the 2018 ICT Olympiad. She won a cash prize of N250,000, 1 year
training scholarship with NIIT worth N150,000, a brand new laptop computer and a trophy.
She is to meet with the Deputy Governor of Lagos State for the formal presentation of the
Obidimuso Nkete presenting her trophy to the Perm Sec, Lagos State Ministry of Education

1st Prize winner of the 2018 ICT Olympiad-Miss Nkete Obidimuso with the NIIT Team