Almost Over

Nigeria Summer 2011 Blog

Written by: Olayemi Oyebode

July 28, 2011

After six weeks of lectures, labs and meetings, the inaugural year of the AITI Nigeria program has nearly concluded. Our final day of AITI Nigeria 2011 will be our final showcase on Monday, August 1. 

Ahead of that showcase, the students did a dress rehearsal in front of the instructors and their fellow classmates. The goals of the dress rehearsal were to get them accustomed to the format for the showcase and to provide them feedback on what to improve. 

Today, five of the six teams delivered their presentations. I was impressed by each team, especially those presenters whose enthusiasm about their application easily were evident. With the feedback and questions from the instructors and colleagues, I expect that each team will deliver even more impressive presentations for the showcase. 

Tragedy

Last week, one of our students - Olapeju Afolake Famakinwa - passed away. As one of the vocal students in our class, her presence was always felt.  The instructors were accustomed to her asking questions, contributing opinions and asking after our welfare. She also engaged the guest lecturers we brought in. She will be deeply missed.