A delegation from Zain Ghana has presented a laptop worth $1,000 to the Dean of Students of the University of Ghana for his outfit's participation in the Zain Africa Challenge.
The University of Ghana along with University of Mines and Technology and University of Education, Winneba qualified for a grant of $1,000 in teaching aids from the Zain Africa Challenge after entering the competition and participating in the National Qualifying Tournament.
In addition to the university grant, each student, coach and liaison received a cash prize of $100. Zain secured the laptop to the value of $1,000 upon the request of the university coach.
The University of Mines and Technology opted to receive books to the value of $1,000. The University of Education, Winneba also opted for a laptop and will be presented with it later in the week.
Receiving the items, Prof. Bruce Banoeng-Yakobu, the Dean of Students at the University of Ghana, said: “The laptop will be used to train students for next year's Zain Africa Challenge competition, which we will win.” He also encouraged Zain to increase their presence and visibility on campus and support the initiatives of the Student Representative Council (SRC).
Carmen Bruce-Annan, Public Relations and Communications Manager of Zain Ghana said, “We are looking forward to strengthening our relationships with the educational institutions in Ghana and providing vital support for the improvement of educational facilities and standards.”
Seven Universities from Ghana entered the Zain Africa Challenge, the first-ever televised academic competition between African universities, when the competition was launched earlier this year.
The University of Ghana, University of Mines and Technology and the University of Education, Winneba were knocked out at the preliminary stages in the National Qualifying Tournament held in late January.
The four remaining universities, University of Cape Coast, University of Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Valley View University qualified to represent Ghana at the International Championship and Festival (ICF) in Kampala.
The Zain Africa Challenge International Championship and Festival is set to hit the screens on March 29, 2009 on GTV.
The competition is Zain's largest commitment to education with an investment of US$ 1,000,000 in grants, cash and educational materials. Zain aims to develop the intellect of Africa's youth and highlight the excellent educational opportunities that African universities offer to its citizens as part of its corporate social responsibility focus.
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