Students of Computer and Software Engineering of Al-Qalam University Katsina emerged in the 4th position out of seventy four teams from various universities across the country that participatedin talent and innovative competition, hosted by Chrisland University, Ogun State between 15th – 19th August,2022.
The event was organised by the Nigeria Association of Computing Students (NACOS) in collaboration with the Financial Services Innovators and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Students from areas of information and software technology across the country are challenged through the annual event to display their innovative talents to solve challenges facing some key sectors of Nigerian economy such astransportation, health, energy, agriculture, trade and finance.
The team from Al-Qalam University presented a mobile application solution called Dono Health which is aimed at providing health insurance to vulnerable Nigerians who are not working in the formal sectors to easily access health services, especially in time of emergency.
The App does not require depositing huge amount of money, as a client can simply buy a recharge card of as low as N100 to recharge his/her insurance Wallet to access relief in time of health emergency, thereby preventing death and related health complications due to lack of funds.
Al-Qalam University put a brilliant performance and ended in the 4th position out of the seventy four institutions that competed by showcasing their innovative skills and talents before a panel of judges.
The five member team of Al-Qalam University are Mahi Aminu, Abdulateef Fawaz Faisu from Computer Science department while Adamu Fura Suleiman, Abubakar Muhd. Umar and Usman Ishaq Karofi are from the department of Software Engineering. The team thanked the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nasiru Musa Yauri for given it the necessary support and encouragement through out the period of the competition.