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Vodafone Ghana seals GHS14m deal with KNUST

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Vodafone and KNUST deal
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Vodafone Ghana has sealed a ground-breaking deal with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Per the GHS14m agreement spanning half a decade, the telecommunications company will provide an improved high speed internet and Wi-Fi connectivity to all faculties across the University’s campuses in Ghana. 

Additionally, the school will benefit from an all-inclusive package from the telecommunication giant which will massively change the nature of research and learning in the University whiles empowering the future ambitions of Ghana’s educational professionals.

 The scope of the agreement is the first of its kind across West Africa and it’s believed will set a standard for how telecom companies play a crucial role in revamping the educational sector. 

The two institutions have cultivated a fruitful partnership over the years. Currently about 90% of the leadership team at Vodafone’s Technology department are products from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. 

Vodafone consistently invests over GHS20,000 each year to develop selected engineering students in a scholarship and mentoring initiative at the University. 

Head of Vodafone Business Solutions, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Ghana, Angela Mensah-Poku said in a remark about the contract: “It is an exciting time for us at Vodafone. This partnership breaks every scale in terms of the magnitude and we are excited to be leading this. The package and the level of connectivity that will benefit KNUST is unprecedented and it confirms what we stand for as a company – to empower our customers and stakeholders with the appropriate technology to make them work faster, smarter and efficiently.”