National telecommunications operator, Globacom, is partnering with leading ICT solutions provider, Huawei, to reward 150 first class students and 30 higher institutions of learning across the country with free phones and data.
In a statement by the telecom firm, in the empowerment scheme which was flagged off recently at Babcock University, Ogun State, the best five final year students in thirty tertiary schools in Nigeria will get free smartphones loaded with six months Glo data, while each of the 30 selected schools will get five Glo routers loaded with data.
The data can be used for two years for academic research at zero cost to the beneficiary.
Babcock University, Ilishan, Ogun State, became the first beneficiary of the scheme on Monday as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Prof. Iheanyichukwu Okoro, led other members of the university to receive the routers presented by Globacom for research purposes.
In the same vein, five outstanding final year students of the school, including Dogo Edafe Bawa of Business Education; Olusoji Ifejesu Precious of Accounting Department; Ojutiku Toluwanimi Oluwaseun of Economics; Ajulibe Goziem Benjamin of Medical Laboratory Science, and Anifowose Airat Morolake of Computer Science Department were gifted with Glo/Huawei smartphones.
The university’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Iheayichukwu Okoro, expressed appreciation to Globacom for making the gifts available to them, adding that the facility would lead to healthy rivalry as well as promote research and other academic activities in the school.
“We have always had faith in Globacom as we were part of the first set of Postpaid lines and CUG users. Our students will continue to cherish this recognition of excellence. Thank you Globacom. Thank you Huawei”, Prof Okoro said.
In a similar manner, the Registrar of the University, Dr. Jonathan Nwosu said, “Glo is Babcock, Babcock is Glo. This is reward for hard work. Hard work pays. We thank you for rewarding excellence in academics.”
Since 4G network arrived Nigeria, Globacom (Glo), an indigenous Nigerian telecommunications service provider, popularly called the grandmasters of data, has been at the forefront offering Nigerian customers quality internet data services at a competitive price. This has been made easier with Globacom’s partnership with Huawei Technologies, the leading global ICT and Telecommunications equipment and service providers.
Deputy Human Resources Director, Huawei, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson, expressed delight that Huawei was partnering with Globacom on the project. She added that they also shared the no-limit philosophy of Glo and had resolved to continue supporting efforts to improve subscribers’ experience on the network.
One of the beneficiaries, 19-year-old Ojutiku Toluwanimi expressed deep gratitude for the gesture, stating that her parents and other family members were very happy Glo subscribers.
Another recipient, 36-year-old Mrs Dogo Edafe Bawa, commended Globacom and Huawei Technologies for the free smartphones and data; enjoining other service providers to emulate Globacom’s standard of excellence.