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.