FPA Students Gets Scholarship… As Firm Donates Software To Institution
Three students of the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, Adafin Michael from the department of Office Technology Management, Owoeye Olubunmi Sarah from the department of Electrical Electronics and Asaolu Olatunde Emmanuel from the department of Computer Science have been awarded scholarships for emerging as the overall best performing HND 1 students in their respective departments during the last academic session.
Giving commendation to the students and the awarding firm, (Messrs Lloydant Solution Ltd) while receiving them in his office, the Rector, Dr. Dayo Oladebeye noted that the students have not only done themselves proud by performing excellently well, but also the Polytechnic as such feat has complemented the efforts and dexterity of the Institution.
Dr. Oladebeye, who also appreciated the firm for keeping to their promises of Corporate Social Responsibility by extending their sense of generosity to the students, stated that such would encourage winners and other students to face their studies squarely.
The Rector therefore urged the firm to see the good work as their own version of corporate social responsibility and continue to contribute towards the betterment of education in Nigeria.
Earlier, the spokesperson of LLOYDANT firm, Mr. Abel Obiora noted that the aim of the software based company ‘’is to provide vast experience of a broad range of IT consultancy services cutting across the fields of IT infrastructure, software development and collaborative project management’’.
Mr. Obiora stated that the company has seen it as a point of duty to select students from various Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria who are in Computer and Information Technology line of study, recognize their hard work and train them to be well equipped for the future.
In her remarks at the scholarship award presentation ceremony, the Registrar, Mrs. Kehinde Ekanem, who spoke through the Director of Academic Affairs, Mrs. Folasade Akintola, thanked the firm for their donations to the students and urged the students not to lose focus and continue to aim for the very top as that would help them in their future endeavors.
In another development, the Messrs LLOYDANT Solution has presented an online result checking and transcript generating system to the Management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti in order to facilitate access to result and transcript for the students and to improve the standard of technology in the Polytechnic as a whole.
Presenting the software system, the facilitator, Mr. Ugochukwu Nwabuike noted that processing results manually may lead to problems such as inadvertent error during computation, insecurity of results, untidy results after changes must have been effected and work load on the examination officers, hence the need for the Polytechnic to adopt an effective, efficient and error free results checking system for proper processing.
Mr. Nwabuike stated that the platform was not to jettison what the Information, Communication and Technology, ICT unit of the Institution already had on ground but to improve on it as the new system offers some qualities, which includes reduction in the cost of processing information, reduction in time spent in computing CGPA and transcripts, increase in accuracy and elimination of redundancies.
On security, he stated that the system presents a single platform that can be used to manage the processing of all examination records by the Examination and Record unit of the Institution, as a password would be used to grant access to only authorized users.
The facilitator added that the software system makes information management much more convenient and efficient as it makes easy the storage and retrieving of academic records from the inception of the Polytechnic till date with high speed and accuracy as students can check their results without any stress. The system which is also useful for the old students who wants to further their education can gain access to their transcripts without having to travel down to the Polytechnic, could also in turn serve as source of Internally Generated Revenue for the Institution.
Members of Management in their observation, advised that the backup plan should be done offline in order to avoid any network issue and that several layers of password should be added for each student to gain access to their results and to create a well detailed process for old students who want to process their transcripts in terms of payment, clearance and verification of results amongst others.
The Management added that an avenue should be created whereby Information going in and out of the System is kept safe without being hacked into and they should work on how to verify the original results of alumnus who want to process their transcripts.
They therefore called for a synergy between the Directorate of ICT/MIS and the Examination and Records unit of the Polytechnic in order to ensure quality control, optimum security and effectiveness.