Caleb University creates app on health, security

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Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, has created two apps to promote the health and security of staff and students, and enhance connectivity with its alumni, parents and guardians.

Both Apps are already available for free download on Google PlayStore and expected to be available on Apple Store later.

The two mobile Apps are: “Caleb Watch” and “Caleb Connect”.

Caleb Watch is the health and security application with features suited to the realities of appropriate and timely response to the health and security needs of students and staff.

The App has the additional advantage of enabling parents and guardians to know what is happening to their children and wards in real-time in the area of security. It has been launched as a citizenship feature, as schools prepare to resume after the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, Caleb Connect is designed for connectivity. It is to enable the university alumni community, parents and guardians to continuously interact with the university and vice versa.

Speaking on the innovation, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie, said, “Caleb University is blazing the trail in the use of technology to promote citizenship values and welfare.

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“We are focused on charting a pathway of innovation in the private university space, and are willing to share experiences with other universities, private or public.

“Caleb Connect App is right on top of the Search Page on Google PlayStore; while users will need to scroll down to locate the Caleb Watch App, because of numerous apps for watches.”

The customized mobile Apps, is a product of a strategic collaboration between Caleb University and Lagos State University.

A final year Economics student of the university, Isaiah Orekan, who is currently with his family in Cote d’Ivoire because of the lockdown, in his reaction to the innovation said, ”it’s a huge boost for the school. These are parts of things that show the standard of a university, so if it’s put to maximum use, the results will be intriguing. It gives the school an edge over others.”

A Mass Communication student of the university, Racheal Balogun, observed that, “the small sizes of both apps make it favourable to download.”

According to her, “The Caleb Watch has a really nice interface. Once permissions are granted, it integrates well with other applications on my phone and the News page can really be optimised for updates from the school. I think it’s a fantastic app.”

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She however said, “It will be better if users can see and relate with other users like how LinkedIn or Facebook is wired.

The university said it had commenced a process of harvesting observations from its stakeholders, for planned updates to the apps.

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