A 400 level student of the Department of Computer Science, Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU), Mr Jeffrey Ogah, has gotten the institution easily visible on a global scale by placing it on the Google Map app.
Mr Ogah the recently appointed Developer Student Club (DSC) Lead for AKSU had achieved this after an invitation to the regional Sub Saharan Community Summit sponsored by Google Developers, at Accra, Ghana, September 12 – 14, 2019.
The purpose of the Summit was basically to introduce the team leads to community leaders from other parts of Africa and guide them on how to successfully set up their local communities, organise workshops, seminars and possibilities with Google Developers.
It had in attendance team leads from Universities across Africa, Google Developer Group (GDG) Leads across Africa, Women Techmakers Ambassadors, and the corresponding programme managers for these various programmes as well as a selection of Googlers from the Google team.
At the end of the Summit, AKSU was placed on the Google map alongside Covenant University, Heritage Polytechnic, as the likes of University of Lagos, Calabar, Port Harcourt, Uyo, Obafemi Awolowo University and several other tertiary Institutions in Nigeria had previously been placed on the map.
Mr Ogah said he was really grateful to Google for the opportunity given him to learn and to serve his University as the DSC Lead. He also thanked the AKSU authorities, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eno James Ibanga for their support and embracing the student tech community on campus.
It can be recalled that the University under Prof. Eno James has made giant strides in both academic and administrative levels. This is due to his commitment to put AKSU on the international map and turn it into a model Nigerian University.