Unilorin To Patent Students’ Inventions- VC
Plans are on the way to perfect and patent some of the inventions of the final year students of the Department of Computer Engineering, says the management of the University of Ilorin (Unilorin).
Speaking on Monday at the opening exhibition of the projects, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university applauded the final year students for their project inventions.
Abdulkareem advised the students on various ways to perfect the projects while also pledging his support in developing some of them.
Also, Prof. David Ogunniyi, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in the institution, explained that the institution would patent the inventions for commercial purposes.
The exhibition featured over 12 inventions from the students of the Department of Computer Engineering.
Ogunniyi lauded the efforts of the students while advising them to strive harder in developing the projects for commercial purposes so as to enhance their knowledge and further contribute positively to society.
Similarly, the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, Dr Tajudeen Ajiboye, said that the exhibition was organised so that the authorities could witness the brilliant inventions of the students.
He added that the exhibition was to help the students turn their inventions into products, so as not to rot away.
In his remarks, the Director of Academic Planning, Prof Isaac Adimula, also commended the students for their innovation.