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ABUAD Students Win Tech Convention with Innovative Livestock Solution

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A team of six computer science students from Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) has emerged as the overall winner of the 2023 TechXPlore convention. This tech event featured ten federal and private universities in Nigeria. The convention, which took place at Babcock University, was aimed at showcasing tech products, facilitating inter-university debate, and providing employment opportunities for outstanding students.

The ABUAD team, accompanied by two lecturers, impressed the judges and the audience with their innovative idea titled “Vet-Vision”, a system that can detect life-threatening diseases in livestock at an early stage. The system uses artificial intelligence and computer vision to analyze the health status of animals and alert the farmers. The judges praised the team for their creativity and contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 8, which are related to food security and economic growth.

The team also excelled in the debate session, where they defended various motions on the impact of technology and social media on humanity. They defeated their opponents from Bells University, Caleb University, and Babcock University in three rounds of heated arguments, scoring high marks for their eloquence, logic, and evidence. The team received a trophy and a certificate of excellence for their performance.

The convention also included a seminar where industry leaders and innovators shared their insights and experiences in the tech space. One of the speakers was Victor Ifeanyichukwu, an alumnus of ABUAD and a cybersecurity specialist at Wema Bank Plc. He spoke about the different ways systems can be penetrated and how to secure them. He also offered to mentor some of the ABUAD students who have interests in cybersecurity and product design.

The ABUAD students also had the opportunity to interact with the talent scout team from Kuda Microfinance Bank, a leading digital bank in Nigeria. The team collected their bio-data and added them to the Kuda talent pool, a pipeline of outstanding university students who would be contacted for job interviews. The head of the academy at Kuda commended the ABUAD team for their proper behavior, their uniformity in dressing, and the confidence they exhibited during the interview.

The founder and chancellor of ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola, congratulated the students and the lecturers for their remarkable achievement. He promised to set up a tech hub in the university to support the research and innovation activities of the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences. He said that his vision and mission for establishing ABUAD was to provide quality and functional education, produce a new generation of leaders, and make a difference in all areas of human endeavor.

The TechXPlore convention is an annual event that brings together some of the brightest minds in the computer science departments from various Nigerian universities. It is a platform for showcasing tech products, participating in inter-university debates, and gaining employment opportunities. The 2023 edition was the fourth and first to be held at Babcock University.

Source: Tribune Online

 

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