The National Mathematical Centre (NMC) says it is organising a competition for computer science students of tertiary institutions across the country.
Prof. Stephen Onah, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, disclosed this in an interview on Monday in Abuja.
He said that prizes would be given to the overall best three students and the institutions after the competition.
According to Onah, the competition will start from Oct. 29, and will last for a week.
He added that the best three students of computer science from each tertiary institution across the country would be participating; after which winners would emerge.
“We are expecting at least a minimum of three students from each university; and the participants are third and final year students of computer science in tertiary institutions.
“What we are trying to do is; to identify talented students in the area of computer science at the undergraduate level.
When we are able to identify them, then we will see how we can encourage them through seeking sponsorship for their further studies.
“ We want to really encourage them through this competition; because it will benefit the students themselves and even their university at large.’’
Onah further said that the centre was relating with relevant professional bodies to ensure the competition was devoid of any error or miscalculation.
“They will help us to recommend the calibre of the experts that we should draw to assess the students.
“We will have a good number of them, who will assess the students during the contest and at the end of the competition, they will come out with their assessment, which we will use for placement.’