The MTN Ghana Foundation has provided a complete e-Library to the Takoradi Technical University. The provision of the e-library was part of activities marking the celebration of MTN Ghana’s 11th anniversary. The facility cost MTN an amount of GH¢375,196.00.
They filled the e-Library facility with 100 desktop computers. It also has 35 UPS, 2 laptops and 100 chairs. This will surely benefit thousands of students studying in the university.
Robert Kuzoe (MTN Ghana Foundation)
The Executive Secretary of the Foundation, Mr Robert Kuzoe said the focus on ICT remains critical to MTN.
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He said, “We recognize that education is important to the development and strengthening of our socio-economic fabric. To this end, the MTN Ghana Foundation has been contributing significantly to this sector by constructing, renovating and furnishing school blocks, building e-libraries, and providing valuable connections through ICT. Indeed, through our interventions in the education sector, we strive to ensure that everyone gets the benefits from a modern connected-life.”
Kuzoe also added that The MTN Ghana Foundation has been instrumental in supporting national development efforts.
The Executive Secretary said the Foundation has invested over USD 13 million in more than 140 projects nationwide. And its focus areas are Education, Health and Economic Empowerment. This money pumped into different projects is believed to be affecting more than 4 million lives.
Vice Chancellor’s remarks
On behalf of the Takoradi Technical University, the Vice Chancellor, Rev. Professor John Frank Eshun expressed his thankfulness to the MTN Ghana Foundation. He said the e-library facility came at a time when they needed it. He also stressed that the gesture will enhance teaching, learning and research in the University.
Rev. Prof Eshun commented, “This kind of gesture from MTN Ghana Foundation came at a time when TTU, urgently needed to revamp its electronic library facility to conform to acceptable standards. I am glad to say that MTN Ghana Foundation’s timely intervention has helped us to successfully digitize some of our academic textbooks as well as ensure that both faculty and students benefit from the diverse dividends of electronic resources available in the digital world.
With a student and staff population of over 10,000 it is imperative that both students and staff have access to data (books, journals and research materials) online to promote effective teaching and learning which hereto was limited.”