Ogun Universities Leads Computer Competition0
The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) and Bells University of Technology, Ota both in Ogun state won the gold and bronze medal respectively in the first ever Nigerian Universities Computer Programming Contest which features 25 universities.
The tournament was organised by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) to tests the skill and ability of the students in writing computer programs and to choose the country’s representative for the ACM (Association of Computer Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals. The global contest is an annual event designed to help universities and countries advance computer education, research and professionalism. It is organised at country or national, regional or continental and world levels, the last being the finals.
UNAAB’s victory won her the ticket to represent Nigeria at the Regional Contest taking place in Egypt next month. But, due to the fact that the contest was just beginning in Nigeria and participants were yet to gain enough experience, UNAAB would only attend the regional contest in an observer status.
The world finals (the 32nd) sponsored by IBM will hold next year, April 6 – 10, in Fairmont Bariff Springs, Alberta, Canada.