Intresting!!! Nigerians for computer software competition in U.S.

Date: 06-07-2011 4:58 am (12 years ago) | Author: Peter Izu
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THREE final year students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), have won the Nigerian version of a Microsoft-sponsored software creation competition to represent the country next week in the United States where they will compete with others around the globe in the process of using software to solve socio-economic and medical problems.
The students' team, comprising David Olaniyan of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Taiwo Orogbangba of the Computer Science Department and Toluwanimi Kolawole of Agricultural Science Department, won the Nigerian version last year.
Tagged: "Microsoft Imagine Cup" competition, the contest is an annual global competition where the best brains from around the world come up with software solutions to real world challenges.
The team, which was named Nerds Inc., came up with a project called Medicare, which involved a plan and the supporting software for the management of healthcare delivery in Africa, particularly in the remote rural settings, as a veritable tool for achieving the health component of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
According to the team's Spokesman, David Olaniyan, "our team then came up with a software solution we named Medicare and it is aimed at enabling the provision of accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to all.
"Medicare has its primary target as developing and under-developed countries where the doctor to patient ratio is alarmingly small. Medicare leverages the efforts and skills of the few available doctors in these countries to reach the millions of rural community dwellers who do not have access to quality and professional healthcare".



Posted: at 6-07-2011 04:58 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- TouchMeNot at 6-07-2011 07:33 AM (12 years ago)
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good develpment
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- frayobkk at 9-07-2011 03:36 PM (12 years ago)
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Congrats!!!! this is the kind of news we need

Posted: at 9-07-2011 03:36 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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