Covenant Students Hone Programming Skills
Students of Computer & Information Sciences programmes at Covenant University, have distinguished themselves at a six-week training on ‘Programming’, organized by the Department of Computer and Information Sciences.
Tagged “Programming School”, the training focused on teaching the 100 and 200 Levels students how to programme, using computer programming languages like Java and Python of their choice.
In the last week of the training, students were distributed into different groups, with all the groups making presentations on the project works assigned to them. The winning group, the first runner-up and the second runner-up, all were rewarded with cash prizes.
Miss Moyo Ale, a 200 Level Computer Science student, whose group won the first prize, attributed the success of her group to teamwork and thanked God and her lecturers for the opportunity. In her words, “Teamwork among the group members made us come first because everybody had a role to play. It was all about playing your part”.
Also speaking about his programming experience, a 200 Level student of Management and Information Science (MIS), Mr. Pelumi Fasina, said that, “It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed the classes, I learned how I can improve myself especially during the holiday”.
In her remarks following the conclusion of the training, the Head, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Dr. Olufunke Oladipupo, said that she was highly impressed by the students’ performance and their commitment to learning programming. The programming school, she added,offered the students a platform to perform better at programming.
Now in its second year, the training on programming was necessitated by the desire to sharpen the competence of students in the Computer and Information Sciences Department, as programming skills are becoming more important and turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers.