President honours Dr Sabin Tabirca with Exceptional Citizen Award
Awarded on the basis of his outstanding contribution in promoting the introduction of Computer Science to post-primary schools
The Selection Committee determined that Sabin should be honoured with an Exceptional Citizen Award on the basis of his outstanding contribution in promoting the introduction of Computer Science to post primary schools. The Munster Programme Training (MPT) initiative, now in its 10th year, which he spear-headed and to which he contributes in a voluntary capacity (delivering lectures and workshops to post primary pupils on Saturdays) has had a hugely positive impact on the pupils who participated (over 650 to date). His exceptional outreach work, including not only MPT, but also a series of dedicated ICT workshops for post primary school teachers and his expert and enthusiastic support for student projects, serves not only to enhance UCC’s reputation and to attract students to UCC, but also to spread critical ICT skills in the wider community.