UniPort VC lauds MTN’s support to indigent students’ academic aspirations
by KELECHI EWUZIE
April 3, 2017 | 2:28 pm| | | Start Conversation
Ndowa Lale, vice chancellor, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State has lauded MTN Nigeria for its support to education in helping indigent students actualise their academic aspirations through scholarships via the MTN Foundation’s platform and other activities.
Lale stated this while receiving a delegation from the Telecommunication Company led by its Chief Operating Officer in his office recently.
The university Don expressed gratitude for the visit and urged other corporate bodies to emulate MTN in supporting educational institutions.
Mohammad Zia Siddiqui, MTN Nigeria’s Chief Operating Officer on his part assured the vice chancellor of the company’s unwavering support to the country’s education sector through well-meaning initiatives.
Siddiqui disclosed that education remains the bedrock for sustainable growth and development for any nation saying that the visit would afford the company the opportunity to interact with stakeholders of the university and seek out opportunities where MTN can provide support to the students and the University at large.
“As a responsible corporate entity we are always actively seeking out ways to contribute our quota to the task of nation building and we have identified education as a key area for us to do that. The University of Port Harcourt has become a breeding ground for future leaders of this country and that is why we are excited to be here,” Siddiqui stated.
Siddiqui also noted that apart from the MTN Foundation’s Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme that has students from UNIPORT as beneficiaries, MTN will continue to make the lives of the students better and brighter through its innovative products and services.
Also present with MTN’s Nigeria’s Chief Operating Officer were other senior executives from the company including the Customer Relations Executive, Ugonwa Nwoye; General Manager, Customer Experience, Andrew Esemezie and others.
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