The Takoradi Technical University (TTU) have been handed a fully refurbished e-Library by MTN Ghana Foundation.
The fully equipped Library came at a cost of GH¢375,196.00.
The facility has 100 Desktop Computers, 35 UPS, 2 laptops and 100 chairs and will benefit thousands of students studying at the University.
The provision of the e-library was part of activities marking the celebration of MTN Ghana’s 11th anniversary.
Mr. Robert Kuzoe who is the Executive Secretary of the Foundation in his address reiterated that ICT remains key to MTN's business of brightening lives.
He said, ‘We recognize that education is important to the development and strengthening of our socio-economic fabric. To this end, the MTN Ghana Foundation has been contributing significantly to this sector by constructing, renovating and furnishing school blocks, building e-libraries, and providing valuable connections through ICT. Indeed, through our interventions in the education sector, we strive to ensure that everyone gets the benefits from a modern connected-life’.
Mr Kuzoe added that The MTN Ghana Foundation for more than a decade has been instrumental in supporting and championing national development efforts. With Education, Health and Economic Empowerment as focus areas, the MTN Ghana Foundation has invested over USD 13 million in more than 140 projects across the country impacting more than 4 million lives.
Rev. Professor John Frank Eshun who is the Vice Chancellor for the Takoradi Technical University thanked the group on behalf of the school and said this will enhance teaching, learning and research at the university.
Ref Prof Eshun said “this kind of gesture from MTN Ghana Foundation came at a time when TTU, urgently needed to revamp its electronic library facility to conform to acceptable standards. I am glad to say that MTN Ghana Foundation’s timely intervention has helped us to successfully digitize some of our academic textbooks as well as ensure that both faculty and students benefit from the diverse dividends of electronic resources available in the digital world.
“With a student and staff population of over 10,000 it is imperative that both students and staff have access to data (books, journals and research materials) online to promote effective teaching and learning which hereto was limited.”
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