Maiden Coding Competition

Katsina State Institute of Technology and Management in collaboration with Gachi Foundation, Nigerian Communication Commission and National Information Technology Development Agency had organised a maiden coding competition in the state.

The coding competition otherwise known as Hackathon was organised as part of the Institute’s commitment to encourage youths to get involved with programming and to improve their computational thinking in problem solving. The seventeen number participants were drawn from across the state after a thorough screening.During the hackathon, a task was given to them to develop applications that would assist in solving agricultural related issues.

Photo Gallery: Maiden Coding Competition.

Speaking during the occasion, the Rector Dr. Babangida Abubakar Albaba said the competition was organised to encourage the youths to get involved in solving societal problems through ICT.

The Rector informed the gathering that at the end of the competition, there will be prizes for the winners, in which the winner of the first position will be given computer laptop and the sum of one Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira, the second position is to receive a laptop and One Hundred Thousand Naira while a tablet and the sum of Fifty Thousand Naira to be given to winner of the third position.

Dr. Babangida Abubakar Albaba charged the participants not to consider the prizes but the experiences attached to the exercise adding that the coding competition will be organised annually to enable the youths in the state compete favourably among their contemporaries within the national and international ICT arena.

He thanked the Gachi Foundation, the Nigerian Communication Commission and Nigerian Computer Society for supporting the coding competition which will pave way for the upcoming generation to explore the untapped opportunities in the IT world.

The representative of Gachi Foundation Alh. Aliyu Sulaiman Gachi who announced the guidelines for the competition called on the participants to cooperate with the organisers to achieve a better result.

The Rector alongside other dignitaries were later conducted round to monitor the conduct of the coding competition where they expressed happiness over the proper arrangement made by the organising committee for a hitch free exercise.

Aminu Magaji Idris Head, Information and Public Relations

Aminu Magaji Idris

Head, Information and Public Relations.

For: Registrar