Two students of the Department of Computer Science, Lagos State University, Aniyikaiye Emmanuel Oluwafemi and Akowanu Ganiu Oluwaseto have emerged winner and first runner-up, respectively, in the recently held 2021 Don Etiebet Innovative Prize Award organised by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and sponsored by Chief Don Etiebet.
Aniyikaiye, supervised by Prof. Rahman, M.A, came first for his project titled “Object Tracking and Detention in Videos” while Akowanu, supervised by Dr. Enikuomehin, E.O came second for his project titled “Development of Anti-Theft Mobile Application”.
During a brief presentation ceremony held on Tuesday, 11th January 2022 at the Vice Chancellor’s Office, Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Shehu Akintola, announced that the two representatives stood heads and shoulders above their counterparts from other universities in the national competition with their softwares being adjudged the best among all the entries.
In her remarks, the elated Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, congratulated the graduating students for making themselves and the university proud. She praised them and their supervisors for doing a great job and went on to announce a donation of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) to the winner and Fifty Thousand Naira (N50,000) to the first runner-up, in addition to the prize money they had received.
The Don Etiebet Innovative Prize is an annual competition for Computer Science Students in Nigerian Universities to showcase software projects developed by them.
The latest accolade makes it the fourth time in a row that LASU students would be winning the competition.