In a tough software students competition held May 4 at the University of Lagos Akoka, four students from the Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) emerged winners of Imagine Cup Nigeria finals 2011. They worked on a medical app named Medicare.
The software application is aimed at achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals to Reduce Child Mortality; Improve Maternal Health; Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases; and Ensure Environmental Sustainability respectively.
The trios are David Olaniyan, Taiwo Orogbangba, Toluwanmi Kolawole and Alaba Oluwafemi and would fly the Nigerian flag this July in New York, USA.
The first runner up is Click Synergy from Covenant University which digitizes educational materials with an app named ePaq. Members are:
- Franklin Chieze;
- Uzo Awil
- Oluwaseun Aremu
- Samwul Datong;
Obafemi Awolowo University students came third with Brain Media that can help transmit class lectures via radio. The app name is schooltwo. The students are:
- Omole Akinbiyi
- Ishola Babatunde
- Olaniran Abiola
- Richard Boyewa
One of the students is a chemical engineering student. Oh yes, App is no more for EEE and CS students. We need that collaboration to get world changing ideas out.
The Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition is focused on finding solutions to real-world issues.
Congratulations and do Nigeria proud