Post graduate students of Department of Computer Science, University of Ilorin (Unilorin) have donated technology tools as part of their contributions to their alma mater.
The students donated the hardware and software equipment used in the course of the project to the Department at a training workshop on Networking and CBT Apps organised by the students, which held at the Computer Science Laboratory, according to the university.
The students also set up a configuration of wireless intranet network and created Computer Based Test (CBT) software for the Department’s Laboratory
While speaking on the network and CBT Apps presentations, the students, who run 2015/2016 Masters programme in the department, highlighted the added advantages built into the software and the enhanced security features of the CBT software.
Speaking at the event, the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Professor A. Oluwade, said that the students’ project was in line with the vision of the Department, which has already put in place the Consultancy, Laboratory and Apps Development Committee headed by Dr Bajeh.
The Committee is saddled with “seeking for consultancy, bringing forth ideas relating to laboratory and apps development”, Oluwade said.
According to him, “the general purpose of universities mainly centers on how we can bring forth the products of our research, teaching, research and community development, and what we have witnessed today falls in line with that and we are very appreciative of the students. We want to commend the entire M. Sc students for this brilliant presentation, and of course, their Course Coordinator, Dr. (Mrs.) Mabayoje.”
He added that through the Department and the Committee, the students involved in the programme will be supported to participate in local and international competitions.
While noting that the Department was making effort to establish a hardware laboratory, the Head of Department disclosed that some of the items donated by the Master’s students were already listed for purchase in anticipation of the start-up of the hardware laboratory.
In her remarks, the lecturer of Data Communication and Networking, Dr. (Mrs.) Mabayoje, said, “We just want them (Master’s students) to be more practically- oriented”.
According to her, the customized computer-based software created by the students was relevant because it will allow lecturers to conduct their own tests and examinations within the Department as desired thereby saving time and stress rather than depending on the Central CBT provided by the University, which was set up solely for examination purposes.
Speaking on behalf of the students, Mr. Mubarak Sulaiman thanked their lecturers and the laboratory technologists for their support towards the success of the project implementation and training workshop.