Ten students of the Computer Science Department, Faculty of Science, University of Lagos, were on Thursday, February 10, 2022 empowered with a laptop computer each.
The gesture was the highpoint of the INCLUDE 1.0 organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) IT Hub (NITHUB), University of Lagos.
The event, according to the Director of NITHUB, Dr Victor Odumuyiwa is aimed at supporting indigent but skillful Computer Science students by equipping them with high-speed computing devices for inclusive growth.
The 10 beneficiaries comprising of 6 from 300 level and 4 from 200 levels, according to Dr Odumuyiwa, were selected after ascertaining their state of indigence and having verified their level of Technological problem-solving skills.
The NITHUB Director noted that the beneficiaries will also be engaged in project-based training which will last 3 months with mentorship opportunities by software developers from top global tech companies such as Microsoft.
In their separate remarks, Dr Babatunde Sawyerr and Dr Oladipupo Sennaike from the Department of Computer Science congratulated the beneficiaries.
While sharing memories of their humble sojourn as students, the duo charged the entire students’ population to leverage on the opportunities which technological disruption has made possible for their personal development.
The INCLUDE 1.0 programme is supported by 2 alumni of the Department of Computer Science, Akinwale Alagbe who now works with Microsoft Incorporated and Felix Ike who co-founded TeamApt.
The duo in their separate goodwill remarks which were delivered virtually, adjudged themselves privileged to have gone through the tutelage of the dons in UNILAG, they challenged the students to keep an open mind in their studies.