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Zamir Telecom announces new MBA scholarship programme for Africans and others


Zamir Telecom has announced a new MBA scholarship programme for applicants from Africa, Asia and Middle East. The scholarship is in partnership with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in the UK.

“The Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship will fund one scholarship annually (valued at £15,000) for a promising young professional from the technology sector. It is open to applicants from Africa, Asia or the Middle East – or to those from other countries who have an interest in technological advancement in these regions,” the company said in a statement.

In addition to the scholarship, the company said it would also be offering the scholars with paid internships and a year employment contract after graduation.

Commenting on the scholarship announcement, M Naufal Zamir, Managing Director and Founder of Zamir Telecom described it as the company’s gift to people professional skills and knowledge.

He said: “We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial company which is flexible and constantly innovating to fill gaps in the market.  We invest in people so that they can grow their professional skills and knowledge.  This MBA will be our gift to people with drive, determination and talent and will help them realise their potential as future leaders and innovators in the technology industry”.

Commenting on behalf of Saïd Business School, the dean of the institution, Peter Tufano said through the scholarship, the institution will be able to open up opportunities for talented young people from across the world.

He said: “There are many talented young people around the world and the Zamir Telecom MBA Scholarship will enable us to open up the opportunity for them to make connections they would otherwise never make and go on to shape the future of technology provision in emerging economies.”

Zamir Telecom is a fast-growing innovative company with a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services in both the B2B and B2C telco markets. Its wholesale business is currently looking to establish new interconnections and explore other MVNO opportunities in both Africa and the Middle East.