As part of its corporate social responsibilities, the MTN Foundation has invested over N6 billion in various social projects in the areas of health and economic empowerment in addition to education across Nigeria since its inception in 2004, its Director, Mr. Dennis Okoro has revealed.
Okoro while commissioning the Science and Technology Laboratory project at Ibeku High School, Umuahia, Abia State Tuesday said that it was because of the giant strides Science and Technology play in promoting economies of the advanced countries of the world that the foundation decided to commit huge resources in projects that advance science and technology in the country.
According to him, it is this commitment that has led us to introduce the MTNF science and Technology Laboratory Project, stating further that aside from contributing to the national efforts to give Nigeria a solid foundation in science and technology, it will also make the teaching and learning of the key science subjects of physics, chemistry and biology, easier, participatory and enjoyable for our children.
The MTN Foundation director further stated that under the first phase of the project, the company was upgrading 22 science laboratories in six states across the six geographical zones of the country.
He said the upgrade included renovation of existing laboratory space/rooms in the beneficiary schools, provision of laboratory furniture, supply and installation of modern science and technology equipment for each of Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs, provision of chemical/reagents and consumables for one full year and provision of a 5KVA generator with one year supply of fuel.