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Regina Pacis School Onitsha Becomes the World Champion
Monday, October 08, 2018

Regina Pacis School Onitsha is one of the testimony of the transformational pastoral leadership of the Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev Valerian Okeke who is the Proprietor of the School. The school has undergone a massive and holistic transformation in the last 15 years of the Episcopacy of Archbishop Val Okeke. He rebuilt the School and totally overhauled the academics,  civics , ethics and entrepreneurial know-how of the School. He appointed extraordinary young priests to manage the School and so far the young men have not disappointed or deviated from his vision for the School. Starting from Fr Dr Francis Unegbu who laid the foundation for the transformation the School has undergone as the Director, to Fr. Jerome Ezenwelu who among many other ground-breaking achievements and initiatives, initiated this programme and got the students veritably equipped for this world championship before recently handing over to the new director, Fr. Vincent Ezeaka.

With this result, five of our girls from Regina Pacis Model Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria and Africa  at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA on the 6th August have won the Gold Medal in the contest as declared on the 9th August, 2018.

The team was led by the director, Rev. Fr. Vincent Ezeaka and Mrs Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu who defeated representatives of other technological giants including the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal.

The Anambra girls who have now become Africa's Golden Girls is made up of five brilliant girls including:

1 Promise Nnalue

2 Jessica Osita

3 Nwabuaku Ossai

4 Adaeze Onuigbo

5 Vivian Okoye

The world champions who are reported to be attracting a lot of attention in the world's greatest technological hub won the Challenge with a mobile application called the FD-Detector which they developed to help tackle the Challenge of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

Under the tutelage of Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu the CEO of Edufun, the Golden Girls spent five months researching and developing FD-Detector which swept through over 2000 competing applications to get to the finals in San Francisco.

Technovation is a programme that offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the programming skills they need to emerge as tech-entrepreneurs and leaders.

Every year, girls are invited to identify a problem in their communities, and then challenge them to solve them by developing Andriod applications that would address those problems.

115 countries participated in the qualifiers but only 12 teams from all over the world were selected as finalists for the pitch in Silicon Valley.

The girls will also be attending Field trips, life-changing workshops including a networking session during their one week stay in USA.

The Governor of Anambra State,Chief Willie Obiano had personally sent them off to the US in a brief ceremony at the last Executive Council Meeting where he charged the girls to put Nigeria and Africa on the global technological map with their rare talent. This happened after they received the paternal blessings of the Archbishop of Onitsha, Most Rev. Val Okeke.

Finally, we thank the Almighty God for granting us success in this competition. Bravo to our Golden Girls. God Bless Regina Pacis.

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