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Zaria students secure internship at mobile telco

08 April 2015, 07:44 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Some students from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) will resume internship at a local mobile telecommunications firm.

Etisalat Nigeria, the mobile network operator, has announced that the second group of the 18 students from the Zaria, Kaduna State-based institution is set for internship at the company.

This is a pre-requisite for the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Programme.

Launched in 2013, the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Programme is the first Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering programme in West Africa.

The 18 students are the second set of intakes in the programme. They are expected to commence their 4 weeks internship on April 20.

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The Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs at Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, disclosed that the goal of the internship was to further broaden the students’ practical understanding of telecommunications engineering.

The initiative, he said, is part of the long term plan of creating a critical mass of highly skilled telecommunications specialists in Nigeria.

During the internship, the students will have full access to insights that have made Etisalat the most reliable network in Nigeria.

“At Etisalat, we believe that the right education has the potential to impact every aspect of life, so education remains central to our CSR interventions. With this four-week internship, we want to build local manpower with regards to telecommunications technology skills,” Dikko said.

The first set of intakes to ETEP at ABU concluded their programme in 2014 and the three best graduating students of the postgraduate programme were sponsored to Etisalat Academy in Dubai for training.

- CAJ News


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