Nigerian Tulip International College girls have emerged as winners in the recently conducted Skyline University Nigeria’s (SUN) Coding Geeks Challenge 2024. The two-day activity took place on the SUN campus from January 31 to February 1, 2024.
Giving the opening remarks, Dr. A. Senthil Kumar, the Dean of the School of Science and Information Technology (SSIT), said the challenge was initiated to inspire youth to be innovative in line with 21st century skills. He said that with the development of technology today, many websites and mobile applications are built to ease daily interactions that have been instrumental in humanity’s overall development.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, a lecturer from the department of computer science at SUN, remarked that the first stage of the challenge included orienting the students on the importance of coding in webpage development. The student groups were later given tasks for the development of webpages in five categories – Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Internet of Things (IOT), Social Media, Virtual Reality, and Cyber Security.
The group of winners emerged out of about 165 students from different schools in Kano State. 14 private and public secondary schools participated in the challenge. They used the sublime text editing platform to create innovative ideas that were contested in the competition. After a rigorous selection process based on outstanding performances, Nigerian Tulip International College (Girls) emerged as the overall winners with 49 points. The Lebanese Consulate International School came in second with 48 points.
Read College Kano and Intercontinental were both third with 45 points. Consolation prizes were given to Prime College and Sweet Heaven High School with 44 points each.
Finally, a special prize was given to participants from Mukhtar Adnan Day Science College for their outstanding performance.