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Event ID:  8804
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Contact Phone:  +234 806 932 7779
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Dates:  7th October 2015 to 8th October 2015
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Type:  School
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Country:  Nigeria
State/Province:  AKWA IBOM
City:  UYO
Event Description:  The aim of ASTAL's 2015 Space Week Activity is to incite students' interests toward choosing career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through presentations of Popularization Talks on Space Science and Technology such as; (1) Basic Astronomy (2) Space Engineering Systems e.g. satellites, space probes, manned missions (3) Inauguration of ASTAL Space Clubs in government, community and private schools listed below. (A)Government Schools: (i) Government Technical School, Ewet, Uyo (ii)Government Secondary School, Akamba Nsukara, Uyo (iii)Air Force Secondary School, Uyo (B)Community Schools: (i)Uyo High School, Uyo (ii) Community Secondary School,Offot, Usung Ifianyong, Uyo (iii)Community Secondary School, Afaha Offot, Uyo (C) Private Secondary Schools 1. Faith-Based Private Schools (i) St John's Catholic School, Eniong Offot, Uyo (ii)Adiaha Obong Secondary Commercial School, Eniong Offot, Uyo. Nigeria Christian Institute, IBB Way, Uyo 2.Private Schools (i)Fortune High School, Abak (ii) Ray Field International School, Vision Road, Uyo (iii)Monef High School, Itam
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Report on the Results:  On Thursday, October 8, 2015 at about 10:00 hours the Advanced Space Technology Applications Laboratory (ASTAL), a Centre of Excellence under the aegis of National Space Research and Development Agency (ANSRDA) observed the 2015 World Space Week as well as deliberated on the establishment of Space Clubs in High Schools. ASTAL is located on latitude 05o02’31.270”N, longitude 007o58’34.556”E, altitude 64m above sea-level at the Main Campus of University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The Executive Coordinator of ASTAL, Dr. Kenneth Abaagu Uchua made an extemporaneous presentation on Space Science and Technology at the instance of youngsters who were students of the following schools; (1) Air Force Secondary School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. (2) Monef High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. (3) Fortune High School, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. (4) Government Technical College, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The audience in attendance were excited to learn of the various benefits derivable from space technology. Also, the participants (comprising High School students, teachers, the media and ASTAL staff) were enthusiastic to learn about the career prospects embedded in Space Science and Technology including space law, space reporting, economics, insurance, programming, and image interpretation and modelling. Another Space Scientist at ASTAL, Dr. U.S. Amodu made a presentation on the Space Programmes and Activities of ASTAL and the overall benefits to humanity as well as sustainable national development. As a follow-up of the 2015 WSW Event, the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Atlantic Radio (104.5 FM) in Uyo, engaged Dr. Kenneth Uchua on a 60-minutes live broadcast, which was aired by 15:00 to 16:00 hours on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Dr. Uchua spoke on Space Technology: Benefits, Applications and Career Prospects. This way, an estimated population of 4.5 million people in the southern region of Nigeria were inadvertently educated on the potentials of space technology in environmental, socio-economic development of, Nigeria.
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