Zenith Bank Plc, over the weekend, donated an ultra-modern ICT Centre to Nigeria’s premier university, The University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The centre parades, among other state-of-the-art facilities, two e-learning training halls equipped with over 200 computer sets and training facilities, an exhibition and training halls, conference hall, server/online facilities, Wi-Fi facility, executive offices for the Centre’s director and other officials.
The VC who described Zenith Bank, as “a genuine partner in progress”, said the Centre was the first of its kind in the South eastern part of Nigeria adding that it would impact the university community positively, especially in the areas of learning and research.
While calling on other private organisations to emulate Zenith Bank’s gesture by exploring other areas of partnership with the university or indeed, other universities in Nigeria generally, the VC said, with the event coinciding with the 56th Founders’ Day ceremonies of the University, it had become evident that the dreams of the founding fathers of the university were being fulfilled.
He further said, with an ATM Gallery also provided by the Bank to complement the Centre, it was the Bank’s hope the centre would become a one-stop-shop where banking services can easily and conveniently be accessed by the users of the facility; even as he expressed optimism that the facility will also serve as a training Centre for the students on information technology as well as employment generation.
Other facilities provided by the Bank at the Centre include; solar panels, two 100KVA generators and a 100KVA transformer to guaranty power 24/7; borehole facility and water treatment plants, among others.