Mr Mukhtar Jawad, an SS3 student of Community Staff Schools Asokoro, Abuja, has built a motor-bike prototype ready for commercialisation. Jawad, who is an art student, told newsmen on Thursday that he invented the motorcycle to ease mode of transportation in Nigeria and Africa at large.
According to him, he has been riding the prototype as a mode of transportation from his house to the school for more than three months without any problems.
He pleaded with the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders to promote his made-in-Nigeria motorcycle for mass production for better means of transportation in the country. “I like things that involve mechanical, assemble and dissemble. This made me perceived I can do something different to better the means for transportation. “My motor-bike has features that are partly bicycle and partly motorcycle, “ he said. The principal of the school, Mr Sa’idu Ahmed said that it was a thing of joy for such one of the art students to use his talent for such a discovery.
“I have gone to his house to encourage him and he later told me that he had finished the project. “This is genuine knowledge from him; it should be cheaper and easier to manage compared with bicycle or motorcycle, “ he said. According to the principal, previous achievements of the school include representing Nigeria for Africa Regional Competition/Exhibition at Ghana in 2011, first position in the Christmas Carol Music competition organised by Darr Sat Communications for schools in FCT in 2011.
Ahmed said that the school was well known for its academic performance aside of extracurricular activities. “Some of the school’s achievements in this area are first position in Spelling Bee competition for Junior Secondary Schools by Decipher Solutions, first position Dicken Samomi Foundation Esay Competition fourth edition. “Juniour Achievement Nigeria Winner Company of the year 2016, first position in Quiz Competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Health for World TB Day.
“First position in Drawing competition 2016 organised by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to mark International Day for Disaster Reduction among others,“ he said. The Executive Secretary of the School, Mr Abdukadir Jamo described the students of the school as unique regarding the gift of God giving they exhibited both in academic and extra-curricular activities.
Jamo said that all the schools’ candidates for West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) in 2016 passed excellently with results that would qualify them for any tertiary institutions of their choices. He described Jawad feat as a pace setter for many other students in the school.