Etisalat Nigeria is sponsoring the top three students from the first year of the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Program (ETEP) at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for intensive training at the Etisalat Academy, Dubai.
Oyetola Oduyemi, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at Etisalat, disclosed that further training at the Etisalat Academy would reinforce the students’ practical knowledge of Telecommunications Engineering and also provide them with a competitive edge.
“At Etisalat, we believe that the right education has the potential to impact every aspect of life, so education remains central to our CSR interventions; this is why we are sending the three best students from the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Program class of 2014, to the Etisalat Academy in Dubai, to expand their horizons and give them further exposure to the cutting-edge technology driving the telecommunications industry,” Oduyemi said.
“As the program continues, we plan to train 15 to 20 students yearly to give Nigerians an opportunity to learn from the best in the field. We will also develop local expertise to sustain the program by sponsoring lecturers from ABU to study for a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering at the Plymouth University, UK” she added.
The Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Program, organised in conjunction with the University of Plymouth, UK and Huawei Technologies Limited, is the first programme offering an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering in West Africa.