INNOVATION AT ITS BEST
Posted by Corporate Communications Office on Thu, 06 Mar 2014
TUM students have developed a mobile application that enables all students and interested parties to download student’s handbook on their mobile phones. Speaking to TUM managers during a presentation of how to use the application, ZoomIT Ltd founder Mr. Paul Akwabi said students will access the manual with ease. Mr. Akwabi also said the application will help the University to cut cost on printing student’s handbook, to a population of over 8000 students.
Mr. Akwabi who was accompanied by his Co-founder of the company Mr. Cliff Motuka said much as they had taken time to formulate the digital student handbook solution, they will offer it for free to TUM, as an appreciation for their transformation while in the University.
Speaking during the meeting, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Josephat Mwatelah could not hide his joy. Prof. Mwatelah said seeing TUM students make such strides in the market, gives him confidence that the knowledge imparted, is market oriented. He said the application will also be used to communicate relevant information to students.
The Digital student handbook is a mobile application version of the student handbook which has global standard features that make it interactive, attractive and user friendly. Due to its portability, students are able to install it on the android smart phones, share information from the handbook mobile application with friends and colleagues on different social Medias.
On the same note, the two students under their company ZoomIT Ltd. have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Technical University of Mombasa and a Norwegian based company Arctic lnnovation Group AS to organize an annual Entrepreneurial Award to young ambitious lT and business students, among other things. Students will be given an opportunity to come up with proposals of identified opportunity, that can be solved using technology/lT. The best student or group will be funded to undertake the project.
Mr. Paul Akwabi who is currently doing an undergraduate in TUM, is a Diploma holder in Information and Communication Technology, while Mr. Cliff Motuka graduated with Diploma in Information Technology, from Technical University of Mombasa
Leave a Reply :