Babcock University (BU) has emerged second runners-up at the just -concluded Nigerian Universities Computer Programming Contest (NUCPC) to earn a place as one of the four universities that will represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship (ACPC) scheduled to hold in Egypt later in the year.
The NUCPC is an annual competition organised by the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) Abuja for undergraduate Computer Science students across Nigerian Universities. This year’s edition had three undergraduate representatives and a Computer Science lecturer skilled in programming as coach to represent each university. Babcock team were Dr. Seun Ebiesuwa (Coach), Fadolapo Oluwapelumi; Oladosu Abdullahi and Tayo Jeremiah, all 400 level students and they were led by the BU’s Dean, Schoo of Computing and Engineering Sciences, Prof Oludele Awodele.
The event which held in Kwali Abuja was chaired by Director, National Mathematical Centre, Prof. Stephen Onah and in attendance were officials of the Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship (ACPC) and representatives of Microsoft Corporation.
Other universities that will represent Nigeria include Bowen University; Federal University of Technology, Akure and Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
Meanwhile, the top 12teams (universities) at the Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship would be chosen to represent Africa and the Arab world at the 2019 International Collegiate Programming Contest holding in Moscow, Russia in June2020. The awards presentation ceremony was graced by dignitaries such as Prof. Sahalu Junaidu from Ahmadu Bello University, Prof. Bamidele Oluwade of the University of Ibadan and Dr. Essien Eyo from University of Calabar.
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