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University of Lagos has received communication equipment worth $50,000 from Dizengoff Nigeria as part of the company’s effort to boost training and to improve hands-on practical demonstration in the department of Engineering & Technology of the institution.
Graham Leslie, country manager, Dizengoff Nigeria speaking during the presentation of the communication equipment to the institution, said the choice of University of Lagos is based on the company’s belief that “communication technology is the future of Nigeria and the youth are better divers of that future. What better place to engage the youth than institutions of learning, hence, the University of Lagos.
“We are very much excited about the long term impact this gesture will have to the development of technology in the country and we trust that this donation of communication equipment will be of value to the students and staff of the institution. We look forward to building a long term relationship with the University of Lagos”.
Kai Wulff, executive vice president of the Dizengoff Group, said the vision of Balton CP, which is the parent company of Dizengoff Nigeria, is to promote and enhance teaching and learning in the educational ecosystem in Nigeria, adding that the group is delighted to make donation to show its commitment to education in general, and to the University of Lagos in particular.
Wulff opines that “Dizengoff has a wide range of solutions from hardware to software to connectivity solutions which we believe will be of great value to the furtherance of academic excellence at University of Lagos to better help prepare students of today for the world of tomorrow.”
According to him, “Digital learning solutions are fundamental to the economic growth of a nation and the youths are poised to champion this growth. Therefore, for any country to continually develop economically, it must develop the capacity of the youth of its country and the best place to hairiness these minds for this growth, is at the learning institutions”.
On his part, Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos while responding to the gesture by Dizengoff, said “We are delighted to accept this generous donation of communication equipment from your organisation. He assured that the equipment will be put to great use by the students and lecturers at the department of Engineering and the University of Lagos at large, adding that “we look forward to a long partnership both in terms of technological experience and exchange programmes with Dizengoff”.
The donation of the equipment to the University of Lagos was facilitated by Roland Sodeinde, CEO of Dynamiss Nigeria Limited, a player in the educational ecosystem and partner to both University of Lagos and Dizengoff.