Three students of the prestigious University of Ibadan would represent the country in Huawei ICT competition in China. The three students are; Badiru Toheeb Adeniyi (186272), Abideen Bolaji Olaide (186170) and Olubiyi Sulaiman Damilare (192845).
They are all 500-level students of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
The outstanding performance of the students in the competition at South African region by securing a second position earned them opportunity to represent the region in the final of the ICT competition that will hold in China later this year.
This was made known through a release to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka by the Head of Department, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dr. Zubair on Friday, 18th September 2020
According to the release: “Sequel to our participation in the Huawei ICT competition winning the national final and getting a chance to represent Nigeria in the regional final which was supposed to be held in March earlier this year in south Africa but got suspended because of the corona virus pandemic.
“Eventually Sir, the regional final was held last week through an online conference where we participated and got the second position in the southern African region and will get a chance as one of the teams to represent the region in the global final which will be held later this year in China.”
While congratulating the students, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olayinka, said; “We will continue to celebrate you guys. Another reason to confirm that UI is not underperforming. Thank you for making us proud and walk tall(er). If it is from Ibadan, it must be of outstanding quality.”
Dr. Zubair wished the students success in the global final schedule to hold in China.