Unilorin VC Hails Final Year Computer Engineering Students’ Inventions, Charge Them On Commercialization


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, has applauded the final year students of Computer Engineering for their ingenious final year project invention.

Prof Abdulkareem, who gave the commendation while declaring open the final year project exhibition at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, advised the students on various ways to perfect the project while also pledging his support in developing some of the projects.

In his remarks, the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. D.S Ogunniyi, commended the laudable efforts of the students while advising them to strive harder in developing the projects for commercial purpose so as to enhance their knowledge and further contribute positively to the society.

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On his part, the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, Dr A.T Ajiboye, who couldn’t hide his joy, disclosed that plans are being put in place to perfect and patent some of the inventions so that they can be commercialized.

Dr Ajiboye also disclosed that the exhibition was organized so that the authorities can witness the brilliant inventions of the students and help in their various capacity to turn the inventions to product, so as not to rot away.  

In his remarks, the Director of Academic Planning, Prof Isaac Adimula, also commended the students for their innovation. He also advised the students not to relent on their discovery while expressing the hope that the knowledge they have gained will make them independent and self sufficient in the nearest future.

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Responding to questions, Abdulkadri Muhammad Thani, a final year student of the Department, described his invention as an automated irrigation system, a device that automatically turns on water when the soil needs it and shuts it off when the soil is well irrigated. He said that the device locks the temperature humidity and soil moisture automatically and sends it to the cloud.

Other inventions that were exhibited included a pilot-free drone,  mater magnetizer system with cloud based data storage unit, L.O.T weight and leakage monitoring system, electrically enhanced walking stick for the visually impaired, voice control for home automation, electronic key for residential access control using fingerprint technology, parking space notification system, automatic quiz buzzer, automatic change-over for three power sources, automatic irrigation, medical parameter measurement system with cloud based data storage unit amongst others.

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The exhibition, which featured over 12 inventions for the students of Computer Engineering, also had in attendance the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof S.O Malomo; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services), Prof B.F Sule; Dr J.F Opadiji, an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering; and Dr Abdulrahman Otuoze, a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, amongst others.

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