The Nigeria Tulip International College (NTIC), Kara in Ogun State says no fewer than 80 exhibitions worth millions of naira were displayed by its students at the College’s 2017/2018 Science Fair and Cultural Art Exhibition.
Mr Ercan Yilmaz, the College Principal, told newsmen in Ogun, on the sideline of the Fair that the event was a yearly activity that serves the co-curricular and extra-curricular purposes for its students.
The theme of the 2017/2018 Fair is “Science Discoveries: Human Advancement”.
Yilmaz said the fair, which combined Science, Arts and Cultural exhibition, was geared toward encouraging the students to show their talents and prove their abilities to what they could do or produce.
He said the students, through the exhibition, explained areas where scientific discoveries have contributed to the comfortable living and advancement of the human race.
According to him, many entrepreneurs and industrialists within the school’s environs have been able to grasp and develop several innovative ideas that help grow their investment.
“With this, the nation, in turn, will benefit; the various chemicals used to produce different substances and materials are exposed to such industries, which some of them now use for their production.
“Through the cultural display, we are showcasing unity in diversity,” he said.
Yilmaz said the event cost millions for material, service rendered and logistics, noting that the consolation was the fact that the students were better for it and this was more important.
“At the science fair, students explain some discoveries and equally answer questions, they get to display or exhibit what they have learnt in laboratories, classes and even in various practical lessons.
“This serves as the co-curricular purpose, while the extra-curricular activities are the presentation of plays and dances from different parts of the country and a number of cultural art activities.
“Skilful production of artworks also forms parts of the exhibition.”
The principal noted that each exhibition stand of the students would be rated and they would be credited for it, as those who did not do well would be queried for an explanation of what went wrong.
A parent, Alhaji Ayinde Gaffar, hailed the college for the annual initiative and commitment to making the fair better, educative and innovative.
Gaffar said the fair had been a source of inspiration to the students and had promoted their intellectual and mutual understanding.
The students, at the exhibition, displayed items and material such as the magic mirror, liquid soap, paper made Automated Teller Machine (ATM), chemical substances, toys, game, fabrics and accessories among others.
They also entertained the audience with drama, dance and songs from different tribes of the countries.
Several schools in Lagos and Ogun States also attended the occasion.
The Nigeria Tulip International College was formerly called Nigeria Turkish International College.
By our correspondent