Fiji to host 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition

Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar at yesterday's launch. Picture: SUPPLIED/FIJI GOVERNMENT

FIJI will next year host the Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition which will see Fijian students taking part in the inaugural event.

Launching the competition yesterday, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar said the launch was a stepping stone for them to begin a few months of preparation leading up to the August 2020 Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition.

“This is the first time our students will have the opportunity to take part in events leading up to the actual Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition. It is indeed a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for our school students,” Ms Akbar said.

The Asia-Pacific ROBOCON competition is held every year and is organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union based in Japan.

The competition brings together university students from more than 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The University of the South Pacific School of Engineering and Physics students have been engaged in this competition since 2002.

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