At least, not less than 15 prizes were carted away at the second edition of Physics Day organized by Crescent University, Abeokuta, an institution which prides itself as citadel of academic and moral excellence.
Master Abdullahi Jubril Taiwo of Taidob College and Miss Mustapha Muslimah of Blazer School clinched the first prizes in the male and female categories as Kelvin Koleoso of Brightway College and Samiat Opa yemi of IMA International College won the second prizes category.
Also, Miss Olamide Haliat of IMA International College and Master Umar Abdullah of Blazers School emerged winners in the third category as IMA International College was also adjudged the best dressed school while Buelahland Model College got the most punctual school prize.
While congratulating the winners, the vice chancellor, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila praised the ingenuity of the brains behind the programme,Mr Akanji Olaniyi in collaboration with the College of Natural and Applied Sciences for simplifying science especially Physics, stressing that without Physics, advancements in modern technology would have been impossible.
The guest Lecturers Dr Bello Saeed of the Department of Physics, University of Ilorin and Dr (Mrs) Racheal Foluke Oloruntola of the Nigerian Institute of Physics both agreed that “Physics is the bedrock of science, Engineering and development.”
The two scholars maintained that physicists are trained to solve the problems of the society, stressing that without Physics, there is neither life nor universe.
Earlier,the Dean of College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dr (Mrs) Sanusi who doubled as Chief Host of the event
explained that “… main objective of the programme is to enlighten all, the more, about the importance and position of the academic subject called Physics. Physics is the most relevant of all the science subjects to all scientific and technological endeavors.
“Physics is applicable in the basic and applied sciences, all engineering fields, computer sciences, architecture, health sciences, earth and space science, just to mention a few,”Dr Sanusi declared in her welcome address.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr Joseph Coker who is the national president the Nigerian Institute of Physics expressed his appreciation to the vice chancellor and organizers of the programme for doing him the honour to chair the event.
He said he was proud of the programme of which he was guest lecturer at its first edition.