Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi has awarded scholarship to the Class of 2021 electrical and electronics engineering class at the University of Benin, Edo state.
The firm also reiterated commitment to upskill and provide professional opportunities to Nigerian youth by paying all tuition fees for the best graduating students with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above.
CEO of the West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet and voice service provider, revealed that internship opportunities, unique group experiences and professional development opportunities will be offered to top twenty students from the class that pass a remote aptitude test.
The initiative is part of the firms’ #PayItForward Program, which sponsors outstanding graduating students studying electrical and electronics engineering in African universities in its area of operation with the right skills and experiences for career growth in technology, while providing Tizeti with talented young graduates for the next phase of its growth across Africa.
“As an alumnus of the University of Benin, I believe I have a responsibility to leave the door open and provide opportunities to students from my alma mater. Exactly 20 years ago, I was in that class having just acquired my 1st mobile phone at the launch of GSM in Nigeria, wondering what the future would hold and earnestly seeking opportunities to advance myself. With this move, we will build our front-line workforce by taking brilliant graduates with no experience and transforming them into job-ready, fully-qualified professionals in Information and Communications Technology, and provide them with scholarships and job opportunities to kickstart their careers,” Ananyi said.
Taking advantage of Edo State’s fiber network, its youth population, and academic institutions, Tizeti launched 4G LTE broadband plans in the state, to further strengthen the digital transformation and youth empowerment drive of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.
HOD, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, UNIBEN, Prof Patience Orukpe appreciated the CEO of Tizeti Network, Kendall Ananyi for giving back to the Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering at a time like this.
In his words, ‘‘It is indeed an honour and we sincerely appreciate you. The final year students were over the moon for your handiwork upon their lives, while the 400 Level students are warming up to get experience from your organization”.
In a remark, one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship, the Class Governor for the graduating class, Emmanuel Omozokpia, expressed his gratitude towards Tizeti for the good gesture and rewarding their hard work and sleepless nights.
“We are excited to see that hard work and academic diligence is now being rewarded in Nigeria. We thank Tizeti for inspiring us to be more hardworking, and the opportunities ahead of us,” Omozokpia said.
Tizeti is addressing the digital infrastructure deficit in Africa with innovative technology, talents, and capabilities, to improve development outcomes for millions of people, with better outcomes for employment, education, family, social life and access to information.