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Search on for country's top tech student

19 March 2014, 16:14

Abuja - The search for the country’s best technology student has begun.

The initiative is the brainchild of Microsoft under the auspices of its annual Imagine Cup students technology competition.

A statement by the company said the aim of the competition is to encourage students to create imaginative technology solutions that could solve some of the world’s toughest problems.

According to Microsoft, students who are 16 years or older, as of September 10 2013 and are/or will be enrolled as students of a university at any time between January 1 2013 and July 31 2014, are eligible to participate in the competition.

Interested applicants are encouraged to register for the competition on http://www.imaginecup.com/ and follow up with news and updates about the competition on Imagine Cup Blog.

The company said that interested students have until 12.00am, April 10, 2014 to register for this year’s competition in three main competitions, Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship.

It said the participants would be group as a team of four eligible students and a mentor, who advises on the teams’ project.

“Each competing team will make an original technology project from start to finish, come up with a great idea, make a plan, build a project, and submit it to Imagine Cup. It can be either purely software or a combination of software and hardware. It needs to use Windows, Windows Phone, or Windows Azure,” the company said.

Microsoft Imagine Cup annual competition is now in its 12th year and has grown to become the world’s global student technology competition with more than 1, 65 million students from more than 190 countries.

– CAJ News

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