Authorities of the University of Benin and student beneficiaries of Globacom’s ICT solutions for tertiary institutions have commended Globacom for its above par services, which have made Glo the network of choice among the University community with an average of eight out of 10 members of the community carrying a Glo line.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Ikponwonso Omoruyi, who represented the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orunwense, stated this at the presentation of the package to the school on Monday.
Omoruyi noted that the gadgets, namely five routers for the school and smartphones fully loaded with Glo data for five final year students of the University with best CGPA points, would motivate the students and the staff to continue to give their best in their academic pursuits.
His words: “What you have done will encourage the pursuit of academic excellence and ease the data needs of the university community.
“The gesture will also strengthen the bond of friendship between Globacom and the University of Benin.”
Speaking on behalf of the five student beneficiaries, Promise Ekpo Osaine of the Department of Computer Engineering, said: “I feel amazed, dumbfounded, in fact, I don’t know the adjective to describe how I am feeling right now.
“All through my five years in school, I have never experienced an event such as this where students are rewarded for academic excellence.
“All I see is social event.
“This has really encouraged me in pushing myself further in my academic pursuit and ensuring that I graduate in flying colours.
“I will encourage those who are not Glo subscribers to join the network.”
Also speaking, another student beneficiary, Kelvin Okoawo of the Department of Business Administration, expressed surprise, adding” “I only see things of this nature on television and I am glad I am a beneficiary today.
“I am so happy.
“Big shout out to Globacom for encouraging me to work harder in my studies.”
Other beneficiaries included Igbo Emmanuel Chibizor of the Computer Science Department, Chioma Faith Onuchukwu of the Faculty of Law and Emmanuella Uche Chuwueta of Animal Science department.
Earlier, Globacom’s Regional Manager, Activation, Obiora Ezeora, thanked the University of Benin officials for the warm reception and pledged sustainable delivery of quality services and products in the University of Benin and environs.