Airtel gives Malawi Science University wireless routers

Leading mobile telecommunications provider Airtel Malawi on Friday celebrated the opening of the Malawi University of Science and Technology by donating four wireless routers to the institution.

Chavula (left) making the presentation

Chavula (left) making the presentation

MUST students witnessing the presentation of the wireless routers

MUST students witnessing the presentation of the wireless routers

The wireless routers donated to MUST

The wireless routers donated to MUST

Airtel Malawi Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Norah Chavula said her company had pride investing in the education to empower national development.

“Our continued investment in the education sector underlines the fact that the greatest resource of this country lies in its people. Apart from cultivating human resource growth, investing in the education sector is a wholesome empowerment to Malawians in our strides to escalate national development,” explained Chavula.

The four wireless routers have the capacity to connect 16 users at a time, thus a total of 64 users would be able to access internet via these routers at one go.

Meanwhile, Airtel has disclosed that each of the routers would be credited with 2gigabytes monthly data bundles for the next three months.

“We hope scholars will capitalize on this gesture to get motivated and groom their potential to global standards since we live in a global village. In this digital day and age, there are endless opportunities out there,” she said.

Chavula said as a new and state of the art institution, MUST scholars deserve the opportunity to experience and lay hands on morden access to information wherever and whenever .

She said the onus was upon the scholars to shape the future of their learning experience and drive the agenda for a dynamic and more prosperous Malawi.

Receiving the routers on behalf of the school, Martin Thawani hailed Airtel Malawi for what he described it timely donation.

He said without the gadgets donated it would be difficult to share information with different people around the globe.

“This donation is something we appreciate and we will make good use of it,”he said.

He however, urged other companies to emulate Airtel’s example.

Since May this year, Airtel Malawi has donated 150 state of the art ZTE  Tabs to 15 institutions of higher learning across the country like the University of Malawi, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mzuzu University, Chancellor College and University of Livingstonia among others.

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Anonymous
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Thanx for airtel you are helping us alot in various accations

mdabwii
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Mxiiiii

Ma battery a mulhakho
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Ma battery a mulhakho

Tribalism at its best.Martin Thawani ndi mlomwe weniweni!stupid zanu

Bantu
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Airtel, this is tantamount to ambush marketing! The university gains but only marginally. Airtel is the real winner in this deal.

M'Malawi weniweni
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Mathew, half loaf is better than none. You people must learn to be thankful. This little gift will take MUST a few steps forward because it will not be where it was. Kodi munthu akakupatsa ufa umati akupatsenso ndiwo, nkhuni, madzi, mbale, mchere, zonse zofunikira pophika nsima ndi macheso omwe? These gadgets may look small but they cost a lot of money bearing in mind that MUST is not the only institution that needs a push. Mudatani anthu inu kusayamika? Next time akadzakumanani mudzadandaula? Be thankful for what you are given

mathew
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What a stupid company, how can you credit a 2 gig data allowance per month for the whole uni. This ‘s bulllshit you can never even talk bout it. What do u think students will be able to do with such ridiculous data. Go away and next time never even think bout donating in Malawi coz u r useless.

dato.
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Sometimes we suppose to be thankful malawians. There are many students at poly but that capacity is huge than at poly library. Currently, there are few pple at must university and airtel has tried there. All of them cannot enter the net at once. Ife timavaya cha ma midnit kwankhala mbali mwa library and take all the imf we need. They need to find alternatives of being on net. Penanso ti ma user 100 mb ya tnm ija yoyamba ma 12.

mgwanya
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It is misleading for the reporter to brand the people at the function students through assumption. These are staff members as all students were in still class at the time

hash
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Did u say 2gb per month.#WTF

ndaninso
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Stupid company indeed!!! To hell with your “stupid donation”

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