A revolution in information and technology is ongoing in the Department of Computer Science of the Polytechnic with the e-pay roll, e-learning, e-conferencing, e-transcript, among others in recent time.
This was the submission of the Rector, Engr. Dr. Abdul Jimoh Muhammed during the exhibition of 2021 Students project and Annual Awards of the Department.
The Rector, emphasized that the transformation came at the right time when digital signal is in vogue, urging other departments in the Polytechnic to follow suit.
According to him, the e-payroll system is a web based upgraded payroll system for processing staff's monthly salary as well as sending digitalized pay slip via email while the e-conferencing is a hybrid where members of staff can participate in a conferences / meeting through both physical and electronic media.
Abdul added that the benefits of the system include efficiency, promoting flexibility, allowing for sharing and re-watching as well as enabling cost effectiveness.
He however, advised the Department of Computer Science to maintain the status quo and not to relent on its oar.
While challenging the Department to extend its scope of research, the Rector urged the Department to expedite actions on various software packages such as e-hostel allocation, e-finger print doors in hostels, e-hospital, which he noted would assist in the smooth running of the institution.
He also stressed that the e-learning software would facilitate distance learning for Polytechnics approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as obtainable in the National Open University (NOUN) and other higher Institutions worldwide. He added that that the Office Automation and Security System via Bluetooth will involve the introduction of automatic control to certain electrical and electronic systems in a building, such as lighting, temperature control e.t.c using voice command or android phone.
This, he said, will not only reduce human efforts, but also save time and energy as well as provide home security and emergency system to be activated.
The highlight of the event was the presentation of merit awards to the Rector, Deputy Rector, Administration, Dr. Mrs. H.N. Adam, Deputy Rector, Academics, Dr. I.S. Adedoyin, the Registrar, Mr. Kolawole 'Sheye Akande, staff and students of the Department for their various contributions to the progress and development of Institute of Information and Communication Technology.
Responding on behalf of the awardees, the Registrar said the Department was brazing the trail with her various initiatives and pledged that the Management would keep supporting the Department with all its might to encourage the Department do more and serve as impetus for other departments of the Polytechnic.