In furtherance of its presentation of Information and Communications Technology packages to 30 universities and 150 best tertiary students across the country, Globacom in partnership with Huawei, last Wednesday, extended the bestowal of routers and pre-loaded android phones to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, and five of its A-students.
Speaking at the event, Globacom’s Manager, Ondo State, Mr Olusegun Oguntuase, said the company was contributing its quota to the advancement of research and scholarship in tertiary institutions through the use of technology.
He said, “Every country that must grow needs the help of its academic populace to conduct researches for social development and enhancement of technological know-how.
“This is only possible where students and their teachers have access to seamless internet and good phones. There is a vast body of knowledge available on the internet for solutions to human problems.”
Oguntuase urged members of the university community to avail themselves of the company’s week-long data clinic within the school to upgrade to Glo 4G and experience the new speed of life as well as the memorable communication solutions available on the network.
He assured them that Globacom had the widest, most reliable 4G LTE coverage across the country.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Igbekele Ajibefun, thanked Globacom for the kind gesture, which, he said, would encourage research and motivate the students to be more committed to their academic pursuits.
Ajibefun added the 20-year-old state-owned institution could boast of very sound students whom he referred to as future leaders.
He said that the five students had excelled in both character and learning from different faculties of the school.
Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Success Patrick of the Department of Linguistics expressed gratitude to Globacom and Huawei for the gift of the pre-loaded android phones and prayed for further accomplishments for the companies.
Other students who benefitted from the package are Christian Ajomale of the Department of AgricEconomics, Inioluwa Oshin of the Department of Linguistics and Yoruba Studies, Segun Omotunde of the Department of Science Education (Physics); and Samuel Oguntimehin of the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology.
Over 20 universities in Nigeria have benefited from the educational empowerment programme.