Job Oyebisi Wins 2018 Ideas Change Lives British Council Global Competition

Job Oyebisi has who won the 2018 Ideas Change Lives British Council global competition and awarded a cash prize of £20,000 for emerging champion.

Job Oyebisi, who is the founder of StanLab, a 3D virtual science laboratory, is also a joint winner of the competition with ‘Malawi’s mHub’.

He won the championship that featured over 170 countries by creating a viable solution that would enhance secondary school students get acquitted with new learning skills in laboratory technology.

According to Job Oyebisi:

“Coming out tops in the competition gives me joy. I won the championship by using technology to bring quality scientific education to secondary schools. I was able to offer a solution where students especially in public schools can learn in a laboratory class without physically seeing the lab.

This is a scientific method through which a student can super impose his view in class to look like reality through a scientific device.

In Nigeria and Africa, a lot of students don’t have access to quality science laboratory. This research can help develop students to be updated in modern scientific learning in schools.”

British Council country director, West Africa, Lucy Pearson said:

“British Council is delighted a Nigerian won the top prize of the competition. Our main aim for the competition is show commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We are aware that the world is changing fast and time is not on our side, the digital partnerships and innovations team is looking for new partners to help us raise our game.

Challenge prizes competitions are viable relevant way of encouraging innovations, particularly in public sector organisation. Our key focus is human capacity building of our youths globally.”

Ideas Change Lives, a part of a series of initiatives led by the British Council was a competition that ran from 15 October to 23 November 2018. It invited solutions for six of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 4 – Quality education; SDG 5 – Gender equality; Decent work and economic growth; Reduced inequalities; Sustainable cities and communities and Peace, justice and strong institutions.

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