The 14th Senior Design Poster Presentation, which took place on November 11, 2022, provided final-year students from the AUN School of Information Technology & Computing (SITC) with another opportunity to wow spectators with the knowledge of their topic. The seniors mounted an exhibition of their final year research work in graph and chart styles in the Commencement Hall lobby and took time to explain their design concepts and the likely socioeconomic impact of their research to the curious audience.
One of the most anticipated academic events at AUN and held toward the end of every semester, the SITC Senior Design Poster presentation allows final-year students to demonstrate how they interpret one of the university's core values by connecting the cutting-edge education they have received in the ICT discipline to resolving the most pressing issues facing Nigeria and the African Continent.
The "Orientation Guide App," created by Rimansukwe Magaji, Moyosore Ajala, Elvis Chukwuani, and Chuka-Utazi Obumneme, and supervised by Professor Alexey Vedishchev, was one of the main attractions at the exhibition. The in-boarding and registration of new and returning students at the start of an academic session can be managed by this App, which was created specifically for the AUN Community but can also be modified by any other higher education institution. The App will reduce the stress of laborious registration procedures, offer new students a wealth of information about their new academic home, and present Enrollment and Student Affairs Department officials with reliable student data for a variety of administrative uses.
The "Visitors Management System," another attention-grabbing design, was created to effectively manage campus visitations. The App's objective is to gather and compile information about outside visitors, including information about who they are, when they arrive, why they are here, where they go, whom they meet, and when they leave the campus. The Security and Safety Department will benefit greatly from the App. It was written by Tobilola Oshoyansa, Jamila Usman, and Taiwo Adebiyi, and supervised by Dr. Ignace Djitog.
Alamin Iya, Tabita Madu, and Mohammed Kyari created the "Online Evaluation System for Placement Tests in AUN” and supervised by Professor Vedishchev. The system has features to make it easier for the University's Writing Center and Math Resource Center to administer entry-level placement tests at the start of each semester when new students are accepted.
The Interim President of AUN, Professor Attahir Yusuf emphasized to the students that their academic endeavors rest on three pillars: knowledge, scholarship, and service to humanity. Professor Attahir explained that through teaching and community service, students are impacted with knowledge and sense for service to humanity. The poster presentation, he added, is evidence that the students have acquired sufficient knowledge to delve into scholarship through research to develop knowledge, and address issues in the society.
The Interim Dean of SITC,), Dr. Abel Ajibesin explained the relevance of the poster presentation as a demonstration of the skills acquired by the students and the social impact AUN's American-style liberal arts education can have on a developing country blessed with a creative youth population.
Dean Abel Ajibesin appreciated all the project supervisors and faculty members for working tirelessly with the students and appreciated the efforts of visitors from outside the Community who came to appreciate, and constructively criticize the various projects of the Senior students as feedback for improvements toward the final defense.
"I thank you for coming to witness and correct our students where necessary. This is the feedback we need to improve on what they are doing before their final defense and launching the systems into public use. It is worthy to note that the first electronic voting system of Nigeria was designed by AUN students and it is being improved upon by some other AUN students; that is the reason for a program like this," he stated.
Dean of SAS, Professor Patrick Fay who was very pleased with the quality of the presentations congratulated the seniors for the various valuable research topics they brought forward and assured them that it will be impactful to society.
Other senior academic and administrative staff present were the Dean of the AUN School of Engineering, Professor Abubakar Sadiq Husseini, and the Registrar/VP of Administration, Mr. Anthony Fadaka.
Very prominent members of the Adamawa tech community were also in the audience. They include the Dean of the School of Engineering, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Prof. Y Dasin, and his counterpart in Computer Science, Prof. G. Wajiga. Also, the Chairman, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Engr. Mundi M. Ibrahim represented by his Vice, Engr. Aminu Yaro, representatives of Adamawa State Ministry of Lands and Survey, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, representatives of Adamawa State Polytechnics, Federal College of Education, AUN Academy, Ahmadu Ribadu College, and many members of the university community attended.
Reported by John Abah