Science Commission, Namport to host quiz
The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) will host a Brainer Science Quiz, in September.
The two institutions early this week signed a sponsorship agreement that establishes a key partnership for the annual science competition.
Through this partnership, the Science Commission and Namport will jointly facilitate the Namport Biggest Brainer Science Quiz Competition for High School learners across Namibia. The competition is also aimed at promoting public understanding of science, technology and innovation.
“We are pleased to sign this sponsorship agreement with the Port Authority because we believe that science, technology and innovation development is a long-term undertaking, which no Ministry or Agency can tackle alone,” said Dr. Diina Shuuluka of the Science commission.
Shuuluka said that as citizens of Namibia, corporations hold equal responsibility for the growth of the nation to empower youth with science and technology at all levels of education, as it plays a pivotal role in shaping their lives and careers which in turn will benefit Namibia.
“The future of our nation is in their hands, and they can elevate our nation to more advanced levels than what it is today. The Brainer Science Quiz Competition will allow every high school learner to participate free of charge. This will enable the youth to utilise this platform to grow and prosper and learn about themselves and their potential career dreams,” she added.
The Science Quiz Competition, which is scheduled to take place during the Science Commission’s Month of Science will provide innumerable benefits to learners, which encourage their educational and even social development.
“Participation in a science quiz competition stimulates a learner’s interest in science and technology while simultaneously promoting the development of the skills such as communication, strategic thinking, team work, and lights the fire for knowledge,” said Shuuluka.
Furthermore Shuuluka said, that a learner’s decision about study and career paths are primarily based upon interest in a particular field and on his/her perception of job prospects in that field. “Positive contacts with science and technology at an early age can have a long-lasting impact,” he added.