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Chisom Okpala emerges as Winner of the Olatunji Odegbami National IT Quiz Competition organized by the Nigeria Computer Society


25-Nov-09 - Chisom Okpala of Dority School, Aba emerged as the first winner of Olatunji Odegbami Annual Secondary School National Information Technology (IT) Competition organized by the Nigeria Computer Society. The final competition was held during the NCS Annual conference in Abuja in July 2009.

The competition tagged, "Who is the Next Computer Whizkid?" is open annually to students in Senior Secondary Schools across the country.

The Olatunji Odegbami National IT Quiz Competition was instituted in honour and memory of Chief Olatunji ODEGBAMI, FCOAN, FCPN. Chief Odegbami born in 1945 and died 2006 was from 1989 to 1993 the Fourth President of the Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN) and from 1993 to 1995 the Second President/Chairman of Council of the Computer Professionals (Registration Council Of) Nigeria (CPN).

The competition seeks to provide opportunities to promote interest and excellence in computing amongst the youth of Nigeria. the NCS aims to organize the Olatunji
Odegbami National IT Quiz Competition on a yearly basis. Competition is open to students in the Senior Secondary Schools across the country.

As final year students should have been seriously preparing for their terminal examinations, only students in SS1 and SS2 would be expected to participate. Being a national competition, it is structured in three (3) tiers as follows: 1. State Level 2. Zonal Level and 3. National Level.

Specific Objectives

Apart from facilitating competition in Computing amongst the youth, the NCS through this competition aims to:

  • Actively promote computer literacy amongst the Nigerian populace

  • Create awareness about the role and importance of computer science, especially regarding research, education and career development

  • Align with the Nigerian's Government decision to make Computer Science compulsory at the same level as Mathematics and English, all three now an examinable subjects at the
    JSS and SSS Levels

  • Facilitate the multistakeholder interactions and contributions in the massive deployment of computing and related resources for national development

State Level Quiz Content
Competitors were evaluated on the following areas:
Microcomputer Hardware - Types and Characteristics, Computer Devices and
Specifications
Microcomputer Software - Types and Uses of Software
History of Computer Science - Notable Scientists and Important Dates
Uses and Benefits of Computers

Zonal Level Quiz Content
Competitors were evaluated on the following areas:
Microcomputer, Mainframe and Supercomputer Hardware - Types and
Characteristics, Computer Devices and Specifications
Operating Systems and Software Packages
Open Source Software
History of Computer Science - Notable Scientists and Important Dates
Uses and Benefits of Computers
Binary Mathematics
Programming Languages
Computerized Systems

National Level Quiz Content
Competitors were evaluated on the following areas:
Microcomputer, Mainframe and Supercomputer Hardware - Types and
Characteristics, Computer Devices and Specifications
Operating Systems and Software Packages
Open Source Software
History of Computer Science - Notable Scientists and Important Dates
IT Institutions in Nigeria
Uses and Benefits of Computers
Binary Mathematics
Programming Languages
Internet and Web Presence Basics


Finalists who competed at the National level after emerging from the zonal level competitions were

STUDENT       SCHOOL
ILIYA SHERIFAT Fed. Govt. Col. Biliri, Gombe
KENNETH GARBA Fed. Govt. Col., Gombe
EDOH ADEJO Chapel Sec. Sch. Ilorin, kwara
ABDULAZIZ RABIAT FCE Demonstration. Sch. Okene,
ABUBAKAR MUHAMMAD Govt. Col. Pilot FT, Katsina
SIDI ALIYU MUHAMMAD Day Science Col. Kano
IBE UGOCHUKWU  Dennis Mem. Gram. Sch. Anambra
OKPALA CHISOM M  Dority Int. Sch. Aba 
JOHN DAVID Immanuel Int. Sch. Rivers St.
EVANS IBOK EVANS Fed. Govt. Col. Odi Bayelsai
BAKARE EMMANUEL Petoa City Col. Ekiti
OBAYEMI SEUN Petoa City Col. Ekiti
OLUSANYA OLUFEMI  Grace High Sch. Lagos
ADEYEYE YEJIDE Topflight College, Lagos
AMINU AISHA Ladela Day Sec. Abuja
BABALOLA TOMIWA Ladela Day Sec. Abuja


The finals were tough as all zonal qualifiers proved they were no pushovers. In a the keenly contested that involved several rounds and ties,

OKPALA CHISOM of Dority International School, Aba emerged as the first ever winner of this competition.

BABALOLA TOMIWA of Ladela Day Secondary, Abuja came second,

EDOH ADEJO of Chapel Secondary School, Ilorin, kwara was in the third position while

ADEYEYE YEJIDE of Topflight College, Lagos was in the fourth position.

The event was supported by Computer Professionals Council of Nigeria (CPN) and Chams Nigeria

OFFICIALS AT THE FINALS OF THE NATIONAL COMPETITION

1. Chairman/Moderator - Dr Peter O. Olayiwola
2. Assistant Moderator - Dr. Akin Fapohunda
3. Quiz Master - Mr. Jide Awe
4. Time Keeper - Mrs. Ismail
5. Computer Recorder - Mr. Eseyin / Manual recorder - Mr. John Adeaga
6. Rappoteur - Mrs. Dumade

 

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Nov 26, 2009

 

Alani Adeoye of Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria says:

 

 

We congratulate Chisom and her other colleagues for their excellent performance, bulldog tenacity, competitive spirit and sense of sportsmanship.

 

 


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