Students of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN)’s – IT Hub in their effort to meet employer/industry requirement, have designed and implemented desktop and mobile applications to aid their problem solving methods and yield positive improvements amongst employee management system. This was reported during the student’s in-house competition of the IT Hub, part of their course requirement designed to create jobs for the youth across Nigeria.
The competition which was rolled out within the week was coordinated by Dr. Ahmed Abba Haruna, FHEA, a senior lecturer from the Department of Information and Communication Technology, and the founder of the SUN IT Hub. “I encouraged this competition amongst the Level 200 students of Computer Science/Software Engineering to push the students beyond their comfort zones in JAVA and other essential resources, to help shape the students, to spark in them, the perception of a creative mindset. I am happy with what the students have done”. He stated.
This initiative was acknowledged by participants of the competition as a delightful part of the ICT Department’s project to raise problem-solving leaders in all spares of human endeavor and as such, delighted to be part of the experience, which fitted perfectly with the vision of Skyline University Nigeria. One of the group leaders, Ms. Firdausi Kabir, a 200 level Student of Software Engineering, described the competition as a very laudable initiative, especially related to its emphasis on the Mobile App development.
Mr. Abdulrahman Dan Gongola, a 200 level students of Computer Science, leading group two, expressed pleasure with the training. According to him, this kind of initiatives, that supported youth development, would allow SUN students to solve social problems in the competitive global world. Group leaders in three and four (Mr. Nazir Safianu Salisu - Computer Science and Mr. Muttakah Abdulmunad - Computer Science) stated that the competition would ensure that graduates of SUN would have the opportunities for career options in entrepreneurship startups.
There were robust presentation of gifts during the event, moderated by Mr. Ahmed Bello, the Head of Marketing Department of the University. The competition featured an array of IT observers which included Mr. Bello Austin – IT Hardware and Software Support, Mr. Isah Yarima – Programmer and Mr. Mustapher Saheed – Programmer.