Computer Science alumni donate computer sets to Department
Members of the 1998 set of the Alumni Association of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, have donated sets of 10 desktop computers, two printers and 10 UPS to the Department.
Making the donation penultimate Saturday (December 14, 2018) in the Faculty Board Room, the leader of the team, Mr Lukman Yusuf, said that members of the 1998 graduating students of the Department decided to give back to their alma mater in appreciation of the great impact the Department and the University had made on their lives.
Mr. Yusuf also thanked the staff members of the Department and the University at large for the grace and opportunity given to them to have quality education.
Also speaking, one of the alumni, Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, noted that the group deemed it fit to contribute to the development of the Department, adding that they chose December 20 for the presentation to mark the date of their graduation from the University 20 years ago. He stressed further that they requested for the presence of the Department's student leaders at the event to serve as a motivation and encouragement for them.
While receiving the computers and other equipment, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, Dr. Rasheed Jimoh, expressed joy at the gesture, saying that he was happy because he has seen the people with whom he shared the same vision about the Department.
Dr. Jimoh, who is a former Head of the Department of Computer Science said, “Having seen the need to take the Department to a higher level, I single-handedly championed the setting up of the Department's own laboratory, which we are using today and I will see to the setting up of a national alumni association to be headed by an Abuja based member”.
In his own remarks, the Head of the Department of Computer Science, Dr D. R. Aremu, said that the 1998 set of the Department's graduates had surprised him with their action, pointing out that they have set a good example for others to follow.
The donation was also witnessed by the Director of the University of Ilorin Advancement Centre, Dr. Jeleel Ojuade, who extolled the alumni for their gesture. Dr. Ojuade said that this is part of what the University needs to cater for its numerous wants despite laudable efforts of the management at ensuring more facilities are made available for both staff and students.