eTranzact, university partner to deepen ICT knowledge sharing
A firm – eTranzact International Plc and the Nigerian University of Technology Management have signed a strategic partnership on information communication and technology (ICT) development and resource sharing.
The partnership kicked off with a donation of N10m by eTranzact, Nigeria’s leading electronic payment company, to the university for the renovation of its ICT laboratory.
The two organisations are also discussing an internship programme, which would enable students of the school to tap from the vast resources, expertise and knowledge of eTranzact to prepare themselves for life outside school.
At the presentation of the donation at the university campus in Lagos at the weekend, the Managing Director of eTranzact, Niyi Toluwalope, said the company was open to a sustainable and long-term collaboration with the school as part of its commitment to sustaining its leadership role in the development of payment infrastructure in the country.
Toluwalope noted that technology development was central to the operation and vision of eTranzact, a reason it looked forward to exploring initiatives that promote the development of the ecosystem.
He added that the donation is in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) on supporting education and manpower development as part of its contribution to national development.
“We are excited to be part of this. It is a great initiative. As a tech company, we are ready to provide an opportunity for an internship so that graduates who want to stay in Nigeria could come to eTranzact to acquire relevant hands-on skills and prepare for the tasks ahead,” he said.
He challenged the school to explore the cutting-edge technologies of eTranzact as an added value for its students.
In his response, the President of the university, Dr. Babs Omotowa, appreciated eTranzact and promised to work with its team to build a tech ecosystem Nigerians would be proud of.
According to Omotowa, the four key elements of the university – entrepreneurship, technology, leadership and soft skills – are crucial for economic growth.
He said about 30 per cent of its products start their businesses on graduation.