Schoolgirls develop app to tackle traffic gridlock in Lagos

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Four secondary schoolgirls have developed an innovative application called Frostbits to address obstructive parking that results in traffic gridlock in the country.

The pupils who are from Princeton College, Surulere, Lagos emerged African regional winners for this year’s Tech-novation contest.

The app came first in the ‘Senior Division Regional 2019 Tech-novation competition which was held at Pan Atlantic University, Lagos.

The app developers are Daniella Ekekwe (Grade 11); Gbopemioluwa Olukoga (Grade 11); Victory Yinka-Banjo (Grade 11); and Tanyalouise Ekekwe (Grade 12).

According to them, users can easily park their cars without worrying about interference from other drivers.Speaking on the development, Education Director, Princeton Schools, Dr Dolapo Bankole, said their students could compete effectively with their counterparts in Europe, America and Asia.

“Our emphasis in Princeton School is to produce pupils with 21st Century skills in sciences and technology, so that students from our school can compete effectively with their counterparts in Europe, America and Asia,” she said.

Chief Executive Officer, New Horizons Nigeria, Tim Akano, lauded the schools’ Board of Directors and parents for the quality education the school offers.

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In his words, “Princeton is one of the topmost schools in Nigeria where parents, who desire the best future for their children, should patronise.”

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