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Zimbabwe, 16 February 2015: Research awards honour young scientists

By Richard Nyamanhindi

16 February 2015 – Two outstanding schools from Bulawayo with scientific research and innovations in information technology and communications, indigenous medicine, and biological and environmental technology have won prizes at the 10th Zimbabwe International Research Symposium.

The awards were initiated by the Research Council of Zimbabwe, the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Science and Technology Development with support from various stakeholders including UNICEF.

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A total of 89 research papers were presented and 45 pupils exhibited from all over the country’s ten provinces.

The biennial event brings together researchers, policymakers, industrialists and users of research results from within and outside Zimbabwe and aims to encourage young people to conduct scientific research and facilitate the development of useful projects for the country’s progress and advancement.

Magwegwe Primary School won the best Primary School for their research called Nkankalu Mix - a traditional soup made from dried melons and Inyanda High School won the best Secondary School award for their solar energy innovation.






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