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Visit by IJSO president

Submitted by robin on Sat, 06/18/2011 - 8:54am

The President of the IJSO, Professor Masno Ginting from Indonesia, will visit Durban (South Africa) from 25 June to 1 July 2011. He will be accompanied by two vice-presidents, Dr Paraic James and Dr Michael Cotter (from Ireland).

They will spend 6 days in Durban to visit all the venues and facilities that would be used when Durban hosts the 8th International Junior Science Olympiad from 1 to 10 December 2011.

The event will be attended by over 50 countries and will be jointly hosted by National Science Olympiads, Department of Science and Technology and the City of Durban. Over 300 Under 16 year-old science boffins will compete in the International Science Olympiads in three exams to be held at UKZN (Westville campus).

The Executive committee of the IJSO will meet with Robin Naidoo (LOC Chair - Organiser) and Ronel Mitchell (Deputy LOC Chair) and Magash Naidoo (Logistics Manager). 

South Africa will select 12 students for this event - this will be done after the South AfricanOlympiads that will be held on 6-8 September 2011. Details for participation are on the website.

We wish Professor Ginting, Dr Paraic James and Dr Michael Cotter all the best for a wonderful experience in Durban.

7th IJSO in ABUJA - Robin Naidoo

Submitted by robin on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 9:35am

I was in Abuja, Nigeria with a team of 6 students and 3 leaders. We were hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology at a luxury venue since Tuesday 1 Dec 2010. The event ends on 10 Dec 2010. We returned on 12 Dec 2010.

The event was well run with many interesting happenings: discussions, meetings, tests, excursions, science lectures/talks.

All of us were fine, in good health and enjoyed the experience in a fast developing City, called Abuja. It has many large and attractive buildings and could one day develop into one of the top cities in Africa.

In 2011, South Africa hosted this event - the 8th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO 2011) in Durban from 1 to 10 December. The then President of the IJSO, Professor Masno Ginting, visited Durban for the state of readiness visit in June 2011 with two EC members, Dr Paraic James and Dr Michael Cotter. They had an exciting time and remarked that they were looking forward to their stay in Durban.

The 8th IJSO in Durban was a resounding success and the organisers (Robin Naidoo as LOC chair, Ronel Mitchell as the Deputy and Magash Naidoo as the special projects co-ordinator, amongst others in the LOC) were praised by the President and hinted that we deserved a score of 9,75 of 10 for the event.

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