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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :