BrandArena: 9mobile set to partner with Bayero University Kano to open the Nigeria Communication Commission's Centre of Excellence

Wednesday 12 July 2023

9mobile set to partner with Bayero University Kano to open the Nigeria Communication Commission's Centre of Excellence

9mobile, Nigeria's innovative and youth-friendly telecommunications company, is embarking on a strategic partnership with the prestigious Bayero University, Kano (BUK), as the University prepares to construct the NCC's centre of excellence in telecommunications R&D. This collaboration will focus on capacity growth, modernised instructional delivery, and optimised student technology delivery.

The University will greatly improve its e-learning mode and increase internet connectivity as a result of this agreement, further improving teaching, learning, research, and administrative activities.

Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Sales Officer at 9mobile, Mr. Victor Nwaobia, said, “At 9mobile, we are very excited about this unique opportunity to collaborate with Bayero University Kano, a renowned institution of high repute to establish and strengthen critical ICT infrastructure to significantly improve academic works in the institution through the utilization of ICT, tools.”

L-R: Chineze Amanfo, Public Relations Lead, 9mobile; Victor Nwaobia, Chief Sales Officer, 9mobile; Prof Sagir Adamu Abbas, Vice-chancellor, Bayero University, Kano; Fatusa Olalekan, Director, Enterprise Business, 9mobile; Babangida Mukaddas, Head Regional Sales, 9mobile and staff of Bayero University, Kano during a recent visit to the institution on the proposed establishment of a Centre of Excellence.

“Interestingly, education is one of the pillars of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and we are always willing to lend our support to advance educational development in the country. For this project, we are ready to deploy our resources, particularly in capacity building and optimizing technology affordability, to ensure that the centre when fully established, achieves its objective of academically impacting the lives of students and lecturers," Nwaobia emphasized.

The Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University Kano, Professor Sagir Ahbbas, while expressing the appreciation of the governing council of the institution, said, "We at the university community have been following the various developmental strides of 9mobile and its contribution to the education sector. We are quite confident that this partnership will be mutually beneficial to BUK and 9mobile in the long run. Indeed, it is an honour to have the company agree to embark on this remarkable journey with us."

The Centre of Excellence project is an initiative of the NCC aimed at providing the tools that will enable familiarity and confidence in utilizing Information Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching, research, and learning in some selected federal universities in the country. The centre is also designed to bridge the digital gaps in academia by providing computers, other ICT equipment, and the necessary facilities to provide lecturers, staff, and students with the requisite ICT skills essential for the 21st Century learning environment.

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