On 26, September 2019 CITAD has conducted the Batch A of the aHub discussion forum at its Kano office. The aim of the program was to provide support in terms of space, internet connectivity, mentorship and networking to the best, innovative and willing students of some tertiary institutions of the state so that they can come up with ideas, problems and proper possible solutions through the use of technology. The invited participants were nominated by the Head of departments of their respective universities which included
Bayero University Kano: Departments of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechatronics, Software Engineering, Information Technology.
KUST: Departments of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
School of Technology, Kano: Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Department of Computer Science, Department of Computer Engineering Technology
Mal Isyaku Garba who represented the Executive Director, CITAD, welcomed the participants and thanked them for accepting the invitation, noting the effort CITAD was doing towards developing the community. He stated that CITAD as a non-profit organisation does not have fund to support the community in monetary terms but was doing its best in supporting them with knowledge, skills and linkages which is the best way of sustainable development. He urged the participants to embrace the program earnestly. He thanked the staff of CITAD for their effort in making the program to happen.
Mal Ibrahim Nuhu, CITAD Program Officer then briefed the participants about CITAD, its mission, vision and area of its activates citing a recent example, the Digital Livelihood for young women.
Mal. Kamaluddeen Umar, CITAD Technical Officer, elaborated on the aHub program describing its aim and objectives as providing space for youth aspiring entrepreneurs and technology developers to work unhindered by either power, connectivity or facility challenges; providing continuing support for mentoring services to youth through access to highly accomplished professionals and business people; provides link between youth solution providers and the market such that market demands should be a vehicle to drive local productivity, innovation and creativity rather than sourcing such needs from outside; create a space for technology experimentation, innovation and creativity by youth people and support the growth of small scale enterprises through technology and business incubation which would be a vehicle for economic recovery of the region.
The session for discussion was opened for questions, suggestions, comments and ideas. Some of the lecturers from the invited institutions who attended the program gave their comments and advices. Mal Muhammad of Computer Science, KUST urged the students not to consider concealing their technology skills as a means of copyright protection rather they should bring it to the right people for developing their idea.
Akila Tuka who was one of the CITAD aHub participants was invited and spoke to the participants on the project he was working on which is developing an Electrochemical Biosensor for Blood Cholesterol Analysis.
Some of the students discussed their technological ideas that if given chance will bring certain solution and opportunities. They were asked to write and send their ideas to CITAD for further review.
The total number of students attended the program is 40, 33 males and 7 females. This includes some from Federal University Dutse.
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