FCT Schools Get Digital Libraries Courtesy MTN0
MTN Nigeria, one of the country’s foremost telecommunications service provider and operator, has donated digital libraries infrastructure to some selected schools in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Presenting the e-library infrastructure, which was made up of computers loaded with software to the Principal of the Junior Secondary School, Gwagwalada, Josephine Bola Olakpepa, MTN’s General Manager, Regional Operations (North), Adekunle Adebiyi, explained that the infrastructure was donated to the selected schools to enable their students have access to books to aid their learning capability.
He noted that the donation of the digital libraries was to commemorate MTN’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of giving back to the societies where it operates, adding that equipment and other educational learning materials would be given out to promote learning.
“Every year, MTN through its Foundation arm dedicates the month of June to giving back to education, which has been one of the pillars that we like to invest in.The 21-Days of MTN’sYellow Care, is actually to go back to the societies where we operate to give back to selected schools just as we are doing in the entire Northern region,” he said.
According to Adebiyi, the company had over the last 10 years, when the project commenced, spent about N11 billion on CSR across the country. The educational investment, in different forms, he added is geared to promote academic excellence, learning and research.
“MTN has chosen to donate e-libraries this year, as part of its effort to make our children IT compliant, because the future belongs to ICT.” He added that a certain percentage is set aside for this gesture,” he said.