Students of 16 Private Secondary Schools in Kano state were invited to participate in Skyline University Nigeria Coding Geeks-Coding Challenge 2022. The competition which features tech skills, and other exciting coding challenges with windows application development and hands-on experience, is one of the University’s quests to train and develop Africa’s youth with skills to meet the requirement of the global village.
The competition, which was rolled out under the theme ‘Code, Learn, Collaborate’ was organized by the University’s Computer Department to develop and launch the next Africa’s digitally enabled youth. The University’s Director of Academic Support Service, Ms. Sarada Maganti, declaring the Programmeme open, acknowledged the continuous support and encouragement of Private secondary schools to be part of the Coding Geeks-Coding Challenge 2022, which fitted perfectly into the long-term vision of the institution.
The secondary schools that were in participation include French Schools, Gateway International Jigawa, Prime College, Jofay High Schools, Addy Basic Schools, Nigerian Tulip International College, Musa Iliyasu College, Professor MKM Galadanchi Schools, Khadija Memorial College, Hasiyanda International School, Al-Azhar School, Gateway International Kano, Andal Science Academy, Intercontinental College, Asha International Model School, and Usman International School.
The Coding Geeks-Coding Challenge 2022 was a laudable initiative, especially as it relates to its emphasis on the Information Technology (IT) sector, with the goal to upscale African talents with digital and coding skills, preparing them for the demand-driven digital world as well as help raise the next generation of leaders in all spheres of human endeavor. It would as well support youth development and solve some of the problems in the competitive global world.
There was a robust panel discussion during the competition. The discussion, which focused on Information and Communication Technology challenges and possible solutions, featured an array of panelists that included the Head of the Computer Department, Dr.Vijay Arputaraj, Dr. M. Ashok Kumar, and Mr. Muhammad Auwal Sagir, both coordinators. Other panelists include Mr.Aliyu Lawan, Ms. Hafsah Ahmed, Mr. Ismail Rabiu, Mr. Miracle Uwa, and Mr. Bello Austin.
The competing schools, being represented by students who meet all the terms and conditions of the competitions were assessed based on creativity, originality, and, technical excellence. Three schools, Asha Model School, Yandutse College, and Prime College emerged in second place while Khadijat Memorial College, Prime College, and Intercontinental School (highest total) stood in the first place.