Vodacom connects Lagos school to Internet

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Vodacom Business Nigeria has stepped in and provided Wi-Fi services for students and teachers in classrooms, laboratories, workshops and staff offices of the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos.

The company also sponsored a 220KVA-powered generator to help keep the school connected during power outages.

The Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, Guy Clarke, 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 Information and Communications Technology. It is for this reason that we’re proud to be able to provide this connectivity to The Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba.”

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Principal, Federal Science and Technical College, Chris Ugorji, 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.”

Ugorji added, “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,” Vodacom Business Nigeria said in a statement.



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