Vodafone Ghana has taken its leadership in enterprise telecommunications a notch higher following a ground-breaking deal with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Under the GHS14m agreement spanning five years, the telecommunications company will provide an enhanced high speed internet and Wi-Fi connectivity to all faculties across the University’s campuses in Ghana.
Additionally, KNUST will benefit from a comprehensive package from Vodafone that will immensely transform the nature of research and learning in the University whiles empowering the future of Ghana’s educational landscape.
The magnitude of the agreement is the first of its kind across West Africa and will set a standard for how telecom companies play a crucial role in revamping education and projecting leadership in the sector. The advancement of technology across the world makes this era the best yet.
It can be argued that there has never been any period in history where knowledge has become as easily accessible as the present time due to the power of digitalisation.
Commenting on the partnership, Angela Mensah-Poku, Head of Vodafone Business Solutions, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Ghana, said:
“It is an exciting time for us at Vodafone. This partnership breaks every scale in terms of the magnitude and we are excited to be leading this. The package and the level of connectivity that will benefit KNUST is unprecedented and it confirms what we stand for as a company – to empower our customers and stakeholders with the appropriate technology to make them work faster, smarter and efficiently.”
The two institutions have enjoyed a very fruitful partnership over the years. Currently about 90% of the leadership team at Vodafone’s Technology department are products from KNUST.
Moreover, Vodafone consistently invests over GHS20,000 each year to develop selected engineering students in a scholarship and mentoring initiative at the University.