One of the country’s leading mobile phone service providers Airtel Malawi on Friday donated 10 state of the art ZTE 3G powered phone tablets to University of Livingstonia in Rumphi District.
Speaking during the ceremony Airtel Malawi Managing Director Heiko Schlittke said his company believed that information dissemination and technology enriches academic progression hence the idea to donate the phones.
“ICT is ever progressive with fresh and updated information, such as scholars who easily access these services stand to get intellectually rich and vibrant information,” said Schlittke.
The managing director further said usage of ICT among scholars also helps them improve their individual studying and researching skills.
On his part Dean of Students at the university a Mr Mvula thanked Airtel Malawi for the donation saying it had come at the right time when the higher learning needed such gadgets.
University of Livingstonia has a total number of 600 students against 30 computers that are in its library which Mvula described as challenging for the students to access the internet when researching.
The donation of ZTE tablets, which are already loaded with simcards and three month airtime, would ease internet problems at the institution.
President of Students Union Vitumbiko Thindwa also thanked Airtel Malawi for the good gesture and promised to make good use of the gadgets.
University of Livingstonia becomes the forth institution to receive Airtel’s ZTE Tabs after Kamuzu Collage of Nursing (KCN), Malawi Adventist University (MAU) and College of Medicine (COM).