Full Paper Title in Title Case (Times New Roman 14)

First Author Kehinde1 and Second Author Adebowale2 (Times New Roman 12)

1 Full address of first author, including affiliation and email

2 Full address of second author, including affiliation and email

(use Arial 10 typeface for author’s Affiliation)


This file provides a template for writing papers for Book of Proceeding for the 1st National Conference of the School of Communication and Information Technology (SCIT) The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro held in October, 2020.  The conference proceedings will be published in an electronic format. The full paper file shall be written in compliance with these instructions. The author is asked to submit the paper in MS-Word and PDF Portable Document Format (PDF). Both files shall be saved with the full first author name as name of the file.  An abstract not exceeding 250 words, in English, should appear on the top of the first page, after the title of the paper in section titled “Abstract” (without section number), after the names of the authors and the contact information of the corresponding author.

Key Words: Maximum 5 Key words.


It is expected that authors will submit carefully written and proofread material. Authors should carefully check spelling and grammatical errors. Also, language usage problems are not acceptable in the final submission. The number of pages of the paper should not exceed 10 pages and less than 5 pages.  Papers should clearly describe the background of the subject, the authors work, including the methods used, and concluding discussion on the importance of the work. Papers are to be prepared in English (British). Technical terms should be explained and acronyms should be written out at their first appearance.


The uniform appearance will assist the reader to read paper of the proceedings. It is therefore suggested to authors to use the example of this file to construct their papers. This particular example uses an American letter format with 25 mm margins left, right, top and bottom.

All text paragraphs should be single spaced, with first line indented by 11 mm. Double spacing should only be used before and after headings and subheadings as shown in this example. Position and style of headings and subheadings should follow this example. No spaces should be placed between paragraphs.

2.1       Footer

The footer shows the details of the conference.

2.2       FONTS

Papers should use 11-point Times New Roman font. The styles available are bold, italic and underlined. It is recommended that text in figures should not smaller than 10-point font size.

2.3       Tables and Figures

Figure captions and table headings should be sufficient to explain the figure or table without needing to refer to the text. Figures and tables not cited in the text should not be presented. The following is an example for Table 1.

Tables and figures should be placed close after their first reference in the text. All figures and tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Table headings should be above the tables. Figure captions should be centred below the figures. Minimum figures’ resolution: 150dpi.

Figure 1: Number of patents on nanotechnology with time

2.4       Equations

Each equation should be presented on a separate line from the text with a blank space above and below. Equations should be clear and expressions used should be explained in the text. The equations should be numbered consecutively at the outer right margin, as shown in Eqs. (1) – (2) below. Here is one example.

In this case, the governing system of equations can be written as follows:

2.5       References

Proper references must be included throughout the text and the list of references must be provided by using 7th APA.


The full paper has to be submitted electronically to the conference (https://[email protected]) on or before 30th June, 2020

Paper number (in the format “XXX”) is assigned to each abstract after it was submitted through our Open Conf system and authors are kindly asked to place this paper number to the correct positions in the header and footer before submitting the final version.


The extended abstracts and full manuscripts are compiled into the conference Proceedings DVD-ROM.


Conclusions should state concisely the most important propositions of the paper as well as the author’s views of the practical implications of the results.


A short acknowledgement section can be written between the conclusion and the references. Sponsorship and financial support acknowledgments should be included here. Acknowledging the contributions of other colleagues who are not included in the authorship of this paper is also added in this section. If no acknowledgement is necessary, this section should not appear in the paper.