One of the country’s leading mobile telecommunication service providers Airtel Malawi, on Tuesday donated 30 zte tablets to the Blantyre International University (SDI), Mpemba Staff Development Institute (SDI) and the National College for Information Technology (NACIT).
Making the donation in Blantyre, Airtel Malawi’s IT Business Relationship Manager Chinga Chaguluka said innovative use of ICT stands to benefit the country a lot and that it is high time institutions of high learning fully adopt ICT in their modes of operation via modern technology.
“Let us collectively help to bridge the digital divide in the country. Not only that, but also use ICT to promote global understanding that will encourage and support sustainable human development,” he said.
Recieving the donation, BIU Managing Director Chikhulupiliro Chanthunya said his institution, just like any other centre of higher learning, is facing what he called modern challenge that he said requires modern intervention.
“That is where we feel this donation is timely. Knowledge or information is nothing if it is not shared,” he said.
Represent NACIT, Brenda Singini, who is a lecturer at the college, said investment in ICT is no longer a luxury.
According to Chagaluka, Airtel has so far reached about 10 institutions of higher learning.
These include College of Medicine, Kamuzu College of Nursing, The Polytechnic, Mzuzu University, Livingstonia University, Malawi Adventist
University, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, NRC and Catholic University.