By Abdulafeez Olaitan, UNILAG
Coderina Education and Technological Foundation has donated two sets of First Tech Challenge robotics kits to the University of Lagos Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (AIROL) on Monday, June 7, 2021.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe commended the generosity of Coderina. He remarked that the university system in Nigeria needs more of such gestures in order to enhance its capacity to train and equip students for a fast-emerging future.
Ogundipe harped on the determination of the University of Lagos to re-orient the teaching of students and their project research towards relevance to the economy and societal usefulness.
Chairman, Coderina’s Board of Trustees, Mr Femi Niyi, expressed delight at being able to finally deliver the kits to the Laboratory. He affirmed that the Foundation shares the passion of the Robotics Laboratory to catch youngsters young and equip them for the future with the knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
The Lead and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory, Dr. Chika Yinka-Banjo, was full of praises for Coderina, which she said has been supportive of AIROL since 2020, connecting the Laboratory with international partners. And exposing its students to competitions of various kinds.
She also appreciated the Vice-Chancellor, who she said has been unrelenting in setting high standards of performance for her and the Laboratory.