Nigeria’s innovative telecommunications company, 9mobile and Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has partnered as the varsity prepares to establish the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC’s) centre of excellence in telecommunication Research and Development (R&D).
The partnership will cover capacity building, modernised educational delivery, and optimised technology delivery to students. Through this collaboration, the university will significantly improve its e-learning mode and boost internet connectivity, further strengthening teaching, learning, research, and administrative activities.
Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Sales Officer, 9mobile, Mr. Victor Nwaobia, said: “At 9mobile, we are very excited about this unique opportunity to collaborate with Bayero University, Kano, a renowned institution to establish and strengthen critical ICT infrastructure to significantly improve academic works in the institution through the utilisation of ICT, tools.
“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 optimising technology affordability, to ensure that the centre when fully established, achieves its objective of academically impacting the lives of students and lecturers.”
The Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Prof 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.”