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Students from School of ICT won three of the six categories at the annual prestigious South African leg of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup.


Microsoft’s annual Imagine Cup is an international competition where students develop software solutions and compete in various categories. Of the three main categories, NMMU won two. The winner of the Best World Citizen Solution was team Su­perstiens with their solution: eTute Mathematics Tutoring System, a tab­let based mathematical tutor system.


The winner of the Best Game Proj­ect was team Sumo Develop­ment with their game called: Pil­lar – Revenge of the Mad Scientist.


Of the three individual Microsoft App categories, Mr Linda Nyoka won the Best Windows Phone App category.

Either of the School of ICT teams will stand a chance to travel to the final in Russia if their online en­try is selected by the organisers.


Noteworthy is the fact that, except for 2011, students from the School of ICT have won the Games category every year since the inception of that category.


In general, the School of ICT is by far the most successful unit from all universities over the eleven years of Imagine Cup competitions. Well done School of