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BREAKING NEWS: Veritas University wins ATU Africa innovation challenge $20,000 grant

Veritas University Abuja has emerged winner of the third edition of the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) Africa Innovation Challenge in Nairobi, Kenya.

The victory comes with a cash reward of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) grant to the University.

A statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs and Communications of the institution, Ben Agande, revealed that Veritas University was announced winner at a ceremony held in Nairobi with the Nigerian High Commission in the country accepting the award on behalf of the institution.

In a keenly contested Innovation Challenge organised by the African Telecommunication Union and sponsored by Intel, Huawei, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the GSMA, Veritas University’s “Software Engineering Lab,” won the competition with its “innovative initiative focusing on providing hands-on learning experiences for young innovators”.

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An elated Head of Department of Software Engineering of Veritas University, Dr Emmanuel Mkpojiogu, who led the team that achieved the feat said the team was “thrilled to share the exciting news that Veritas University has emerged victorious in the 3rd edition of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge. This remarkable achievement reflects the spirit of excellence and collaborative synergy within our university.

“After intense competition and rigorous evaluation across various stages, our talented students and dedicated faculty members from the Software Engineering Lab have achieved an outstanding feat. Their relentless efforts, creativity, and innovation have propelled Veritas University to the top position in this prestigious challenge”.

Similarly, the Coordinator, Industrial Collaboration in Research and Development for the Department of Software Engineering, Stanley Andeobu attributed the success to the relentlessness, apt and high intelligence of the staffing team Dr. Engr. Chibueze Ikpo, Engr. Bola Mustapha, Mr. Christian Nwanagba and young dogged students in 300 Level and 200 Level of the department.

The Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, Professor Rev. Fr Hyacinth Ichoku while praising Dr Mkpojiogu and his team for the remarkable feat said the achievement adds to the growing list of Veritas achievements and laurels.

“I am excited with what our team has achieved. Recently, the African Development Bank adopted Veritas University as its Centre of Excellence for Computer Coding for Employment in Nigeria. This Continental award has proven that that decision was a worthy one” the Vice Chancellor said.

He noted that Veritas University will continue to prioritize innovation in its quest to remain the University of choice in the country in the areas of Computing and Engineering.

Entries from Zetech University, Kenya and BlueCrest College Sierra Leone that came second and third respectively, secured grants of $10,000 and $5,000 .

The Representative of Nigeria High Commission in Kenya, Mr Emmanuel Jaja received the award on behalf of Veritas University..…CONTINUE FULL READING>>> 

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