It was a celebration of excellence, inspiring speeches and joy this weekend as nine (9) 200 level Students from the Department of Information and Communication Technology of Skyline University Nigeria, albeit for the first time since the inception of the University in 2018 published their first academic paper. This development marked a new turn in the history of students’ publication focus.
The students, Ndermidenmen Yalams, Khadijah Ado, Attahir Dasuki, Aliyu Aminu Muhammed, Ahmad Ibrahim Fari, Mariya Ibrahim Mijinyawa, Khadija Sankara, Al-mustapha .M. Nasidi, and Ahmad Muhammad Haway have therefore made tremendous progress in this endeavour because of the impetus given to students academic research, courtesy of the substantive core values in Knowledge, skills and value-based education, aimed at bridging the gap between knowledge and skills.
The articles were published online in the Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (JASES). JASES is an open access quarterly peer-reviewed journal publishing original studies, research, editorials, review articles, research articles, short communications, critical contributions, interviews and book reviews intended for both scientists and science scholars worldwide. This Journal is an open-access journal and reportedly have an ever-increasing readership of millions of researchers worldwide.
Becoming a published author is, of course, a major achievement for any writer. It is especially more exciting for undergraduate students to reach such an accomplishment, merit of commendation. Earlier, when asked, how it feel to have their first publication, the students were pleased to extend their appreciation to Dr. Ahmed Abba Haruna, FHEA, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of ICT, SUN, for his supervision, training and encouragement.
In his comment to the outstanding performance of the undergraduate students, Dr. Ahmed stated that the research centres in developed nations made significant contributions to the development of the society because students were encouraged to write, pointing his teaching experience back in Malaysia. “I believe it’s high time to change the narrative and set a new beginning for the youth in terms of research and development”.
While sharing his support on the achievement of the students, Professor Sudhakar Kota, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria appreciated Dr. Ahmed and the students' team for demonstrating that they can make a difference in Nigeria. "I am flabbergasted by your feat at such a young age. You have proven your worth and proved you are a different league. Keep up the good work".
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