Huawei Technologies Zambia has been going under the theme “opening up new possibilities” and yes they have with Mulungushi University with the donation of 40 PC, desks and chairs to the school.
Attending the donation ceremony on Friday, 13th June, 2014 were Chairperson of the Confucius Institute Prof. Enala Tembo-Mwase, Mulungushi University Vice Chancellor Prof. Hellicy C. Ng’ambi, Minister of Education Dr. John Phiri, Chinese Ambassador to Zambia His Excellency Mr Zhou Yuxiao, and Huawei Technologies Zambia Country Director Stanley Chyn (from left to right as shown in the picture above).
The donation was received by Minister of Education Dr John Phiri said,“I salute Huawei Technologies Zambia for creating this opportunity for me to visit Mulungushi University. I join his Excellency the Chinese Ambassador in thanking you for being a truly Zambia corporate citizen. Since you signed with the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) that contract in 2013 you have grown into Zambia’s number one solutions provider. I came to congratulate you on your remarkable market performance,” said Dr Phiri,
How will this benefit the University? The most obvious is internet connectivity which will enable students to research and get more information concerning their courses. Then there’s a chance of connecting with other people in the same field of study or professionals who’ve studied what they have.
Speaking at the ceremony was Huawei Technologies Zambia Country Manager Stanley Chyn who said, “Huawei’s vision is to bridge the digital divide. That vision is an enormous challenge, but it is possible for Huawei because we invest millions of dollars every year in research and development. For this reason, it is very important for us to support a new generation of scientists and researchers at universities in Zambia, who can develop new ideas and discover new ways of making life better for people.”
It seems Huawei is really penetrating the Zambian market scene with it’s latest innovations. Just recently they were awarded a contract by ZICTA to install 169 towers to enable access in rural areas. Then they launched their roadshow demo truck to showcase their products and services around Zambia. They are really being relevant when it comes to technological advancements in the country.
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