Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade shines, emerges IT Innovation Award Winner among Tetiary Institutions in Ogun State - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Monday, October 18, 2021

Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade shines, emerges IT Innovation Award Winner among Tetiary Institutions in Ogun State

The Gateway ICT Polytechnic,  Sapade has emerged winners of ICT Innovation Presentation Award for Tertiary Institutions  in Ogun State.

The second position  goes to Ogun State Institute of Technology   OGITECH, Igbesa ,while the third position goes to  Bells University of Technology, Ota.

The institution also displayed its leading position in ICT for Tertiary Institutions in Ogun State by coming  first also in the IT quiz competition with Crescent University, Abeokuta coming second, while Bells University of Technology, Ota came third.

In the  Software Development  Challenge, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta came first  OGITECH, Igbesa also claiming  the Second position in this category  while the host  Crescent University, Abeokuta came third.

The event was put together by the Nigeria Computer Society in conjunction  with the Bureau of Information  Technology, with support from GIZ SEDIN represented by its Local Development  Value Chain Advisor, Mr. Sunday Idahosa.

The objectives of the programme according to the Chairman, Nigeria Computer  Sociery, Ogun State Chapter who doubles as the Direcror, Bureau of Information Technology, Mrs Olatundun Adekunte is to provide a platform for building and enhancing ICT skills, interests and attitudes among students of tertiary institutions in Ogun State.

Adekunte stated further: "The completion was staged to  provide the needed medium of interaction between international organizations and students of tertiary institutions in the state. It will also  provide the medium of interaction among the students of tertiary institutions in the State. Furthermore, it will  provide a platform for encouraging institutions in the state to participate in National and International competitions" 

Notable IT Professionals  made  presentations during the programme".

Mrs. Adekunte further observed that part of the  competition's aim is to  identify areas of mentoring the student for economic sustenance after their studies.

As parts of the benefits of the competition to Ogun State, Mrs Adekunte informed that the solution will be jointly owned with the sponsor, for possible enhancement to suite and fill the necessary gap.

She added that arrangements have been concluded for post-contest mentoring, software training, industrial training placement, and possible job placement for deserving and outstanding participants.

The Vice Chancellor of Crescent University,  Professor Ibrahim  Gbajabiamila  presented the winners the award and charged them to be more focused and innovative in order to compete globally.

 The Nigeria Computer  Society, Southwest Cordinator Professor Adebukola Onashoga was also on ground to encourage the students.

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