Tuesday, September 28, 2021

MTN Education To Pilot In South Africa, Sudan, Ghana, Kaduna

His Highness, Khalifa Muhammadu Sanusi II, has leveraged his position on the global board of MTN Group, to attract the telecommunication giant’s initiative to enhance ICT knowledge in Africa, to Kaduna state.

Khalifa Sanusi, who is the Vice Chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), made the announcement last week at the 6th edition of the Kaduna Investment and Economic Summit (KADINVEST 6.0) in Kaduna.

The 14th Emir of Kano disclosed that the global tech company has started MTN Education which is powered by google and three countries were selected for the pioneering project but Nigeria was not amongst them.

Sanusi who is former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), further said that Google will be providing subsidized laptops which will have applications like Google Classroom, Google Workspace and ‘’MTN provides the voice and data connectivity.’’

‘’At the board meeting (on Thursday), we were briefed that we are going to do pilots in three African countries and Nigeria is not one of them. So, after the meeting, I called the global CEO and asked why is Nigeria not one of your pilots because there is the market.

‘’And I said that you know, I’m in Kaduna; the reason why I was a few minutes late for this meeting was because I was at an investment summit in Kaduna state, which has decided to be a knowledge-based economy and I explained to him what we were doing,’’ Khalifa Sanusi told the audience, adding that, ‘’and I said that I want Kaduna to be one of the pilots.’’

According to Sanusi, the global Chief Executive Officer immediately reached out to the Nigerian CEO and latter called him ‘’and the long and short of it is that MTN Education will pilot in South African, Sudan and Ghana and in Kaduna state.’’

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