Vodacom aims to bridge digital divide in Nigerian communities and schools without ICT access

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Vodacom Business Nigeria has expressed its readiness to bridge the existing digital divide in Nigerian communities and schools that lack access to ICT. Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Guy Clarke said at an event in Lagos.

He said: “Internet penetration in Nigeria is still low, especially in public schools. With the Power to You Project, we aim to bridge the digital divide that exists in communities and schools without access to ICT. It’s for this reason that we’re proud to be able to provide this connectivity to The Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba.”

At the event, the company supported the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, with WiFi services for students and teachers in classrooms, laboratories, workshops and staff offices. Vodacom Business Nigeria also sponsored a 220KVA powered generator to help keep the school connected during power outages.

Speaking at the handover ceremony was the Principal, Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Hon. Chris Ugorji who said, “The vision of the college is to provide the scientific and technical skills, required to produce self-reliant young men and women, ready for tertiary institution and the ICT industry. The sponsorship of high-speed internet access and power generator by Vodacom guarantees this vision and we are happy to be beneficiaries of this project”.

The Vodacom Power to You Project supports public and private schools in the country by ensuring that students and teachers have access to ICT and new telecommunication technologies. The power of the internet is invaluable and connectivity has the potential to transform education and accelerate economic growth in Nigeria.