LAGOS STATE IN COLLABORATION WITH US CONSULATE PILOTS AFRICA’S FIRST DRONE SOCCER COMPETITION
Lagos State Government through the STEAM UP initiative led by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Adetola salau and the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the US Consulate introduced Drone Soccer to fast-growing Techprenuers in Alimosho, Agege and Ipaja. The program, the first of its kind in Africa, was launched in Education District 1 of Lagos State.
Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer, US Consulate in Lagos during his remark said the focus is on youths because the goal is to ignite the interest at a young level and underserved school districts where students have interest but may not have access to such opportunities, saying “Science is Exciting” and not all about learning tech theoretically.
Drone soccer is a thrilling indoor team sport played with radio-controlled quadcopters in protective exoskeletons designed for collisions. In other words, Drone Soccer is a sport played with small drones that are safely enclosed in protective plastic…