I am an industrial physicist and a Research officer/Embedded systems designer at Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Limited. I graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu, Nigeria in 2007 with second class (lower division). After my graduation I worked with a private solar energy firm for a period of two years, before I joined Nigerian Communication Satellite (NigComSat) limited a company under Federal Ministry of Science and Technology saddle with the responsibility to carry on business for profit and pursuant thereto, to set up, establish, work, operate, manage and maintain in-orbit communications satellites whether in respect of satellite to satellite services, telephony(urban and rural), broadcasting, HDTV, DTH, internet protocol service such as teleprocessing, telepresence, tele-education, telemedicine, E-government, E-commerce, satellite radio, navigation and global positioning system, real time monitoring services. Also to provide on commercial basis, comprehensive transmission services via digital or analogue system and to operate same by either fixed or mobile satellite, direct broadcast satellite services, end to end solution etc. Presently, my job description include hardware/software embedded system design like Printed Circuit board (PCB) from schematic capture, PCB footprint, penalization and production. Embedded software designs and interfacing of components like sensors, display, digital to analogue converter (DAC) and analogue to digital converters (ADC) to microcontrollers for real-time sensing, processing and reporting.
I enjoy my work and desire further study to enable me specialise, develop requisite expertise, and acquire relevant knowledge in computing to enhance my performance at work and enable me contribute to the development of artificial intelligence (AI), embedded systems, mechatronics, telecommunication and its application especially on oil and gas in Nigeria.
My interest in studying computing as applies to ICT is informed by the fact that my office is about developing and implementing satellite applications platforms and the increasing foreign participation in the telecommunication sector (satellite application infrastructure development) of the Nigerian economy and Nigeria being the main telecommunication emerging market in Africa in lieu of this, there is a money flight to the developed nations through telecommunication infrastructure development. These underscore the need for well-trained Nigerian communication experts to assist in the development of the application end infrastructure for the nation and for Nigeria to be able to benefit from the billion dollars revenue from information communication technology (ICT) industry.
My quest for the best master’s degree influenced my choice of Universities. I have had a consistent history of excellence and leadership and also executive committee member of several youth organisations, I have learnt the virtues of humble service, taking responsibility for my actions, accountability and accepting criticism positively. My aspiration for excellence enabled me get to the position of research officer 1 within the shortest possible time.
I know that excellence is the watchword at my chosen Universities. The learning environment, the lecturers and the course content are all designed to deliver quality teaching. The knowledge that I will be tutored by the best lecturers in the world in a very conducive and competitive environment makes these Universities my favourite.
I dream of becoming one of the leading embedded system experts in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa with constant training and re-training and with the application of technical knowledge acquired in the cause of my study in Korea to ease human duties. I shall achieve these either as an individual or through a non-governmental organization (NGO) known as Technology Development For Poverty Alleviation Initiatives (TD4PAI)www.td4pai.org.ng which I am currently a mentor in. With ample education that study at any of these chosen Universities will afford me, I will actualise my dreams. It would be a great privilege to study at the University and I promise to be a good ambassador of the University if given the opportunity.