Sierra Leone preferred telecommunication network- Airtel yesterday presented Le 340 Million ($50k) worth of telecommunications equipment to Njala University Information Communication Technology (ICT) lab at Henry Street, Freetown Campus.
Receiving the equipment, the Dean of the school of technology expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Airtel for capacitating the lab with such equipment, which they were in dire need of.
“our dream has come true,” he said. Explaining that they were intending to start a Master’s program on ICT but one of their major challenges was lacking an adequately equipped lab. The Dean emphasized that with a well equipped ICT lab “we can now start our masters program.”
Airtel’s Human Resource Manager, Barry Honor said that ICT is the bedrock for the development of any society.
He noted that more emerging economies in Asia and some places in African have used ICT as the centerpiece of their development.
The HR Manager urged students to make use of the opportunity as this would make the “enterprise befitting.”
Desmond Spaine explained that the equipment are in working order noting that some of them are brand new while others have been used by the company. He noted that though the equipment might be seen not too bulky however, they are pretty much expensive. Spaine disclosed that by and large the total worth of the equipment donated is around $50,000.