Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Ogun State Chapter has raised the bar again with its just concluded 5th Annual Edition of Information Technology Development Programme. According to the release from the chapter, not less than ten institutions participated in the two-day programme tagged “Enhancing IT Knowledge Capacity”. The unique knowledge sharing and capacity building event was held at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State on 5th & 6th November, 2013.
Institutions that participated were: Covenant University (Host); Babcock university, Redeemer’s University, Federal College of Education, Osiele; Ogun State Institute of Technology (Igbesa); Crawford University; Bells University of Technology, Allover Centra Polytechnic, McPherson University, D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic.
Developed to accelerate youth innovation, the programme is organized annually for representatives of Computer Science/Information Technology students of all tertiary institutions in Ogun State.
The objectives of the programme are:
- To provide a platform for building and enhancing ICT skills, interests and attitudes among students of tertiary institutions in Ogun State;
- To provide the needed medium of interaction between international organisations and students of tertiary institutions in Ogun State;
- To provide the medium of interaction among the students of tertiary institutions in Ogun State; and
- To provide a platform for encouraging institutions in Ogun State to participate in national and international competitions such as Microsoft competitions among others.
It appears these objectives were met again during this year’s programme.
IT Quiz Competition
1st Position: Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
2nd Position: Covenant University
3rd Position: Crawford University
IT Debate Competition
1st Position: Redeemer’s University (RUN)
2nd Position: Babcock University
3rd Position: Covenant University
Software Development Competition
1st Position: Bells University Ota
2nd Position: Redeemers University
3rd Position: Babcock University
The Ogun State chapter of NCS expressed its profound gratitude to COVENANT UNIVERSITY (host), ACCENTURE for their support, both in cash and kind, towards success of the 5th Annual IT development Programme. Through their actions and commitment, Accenture and Covenant University are actively furthering the cause of IT development in Nigeria – we call on other organizations to emulate them. NCS through its chapters and diverse activities is committed to building a knowledge driven society that is significantly technology enabled.
Some Event Pictures