Telecommunication giant Vodafone has commissioned its first ultra modern campus cafe with one of the best internet speeds in Africa on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Commissioning the facility, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill said his organisation believes that education is the key to Ghana’s future. The internet cafe is therefore tailored to meet the needs of users and enhance collaborative learning and research so as to build the capacity of individuals in the area of education.
He stressed that, “we are very confident that this facility will meet your every educational and lifestyle need. We believe that it will improve the quality of teaching, learning and research in this university, while catering for the needs of customers in the region as well”.
The cafe which promises to bring the best Vodafone 3G experience has a 200 plus seating capacity with more than 150 seats slated for WiFi users, a 38 user section ideal for group work that requires access to online research and 5 round tables for one-on-one discussions.
According to the Chief Executive, Vodafone also believes in providing equal opportunities for all and encouraged female students to build their curiosity in engineering. In relation to that, six brilliant female students from the College of Engineering were provided scholarships.
The Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. William Otoo Ellis expressed his gratitude to Vodafone for building one of the biggest internet facilities on the continent on the campus of KNUST.
He also thanked Vodafone for providing scholarships worth Gh¢ 6,000 to students during the just ended 45th Congregation of the KNUST and for supporting students with bursaries and laptops.
By David Apinga, Focus FM, KNUST, Kumasi.