Mohamed Jameel, COO of Globacom
Globacom, has reiterated its commitment to improving the lives of the future leaders of the country as it donated a block of fully-equipped classrooms to Ijebu Muslim School, Ijebu Ode in Ogun State.
The classrooms were donated as part of the activities marking the 2012 Ojude Oba festival.
The company had promised to deliver the facilities during the Ojude Oba festival in 2011.
At the commissioning of the block of classrooms and an ICT laboratory last Saturday, Globacom said the project was one of the many projects it designed as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive.
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility of Globacom, Mrs Ben Ayede said the company was committed to providing facilities that would assist Nigerian youths to be the best in their various endeavours as well as put them at par with their contemporaries across the world.
"We are mindful of the fact that government alone cannot successfully fund a functional educational system. This block of five classrooms is enriched with an IT centre, 50 internet-enabled computers and fully furnished classrooms with students and teachers' desks and chairs. The facility will make the world indeed a global village for the students and teachers of this great college", she said.
She also said the facilities would empower the students of the college and other scholars to reach the world at the speed of light.
"This centre is linked to our ultra modern internet facility running on the first privately owned nationwide fibre optic cable and the international submarine cable, Glo 1", she added.
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun applauded Globacom for the donation.
The Governor who was represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Dr Tunji Abimbola promised that the state government would take the photographs of the facility and recommend it as the standard structure for schools in the state.
He said Globacom had done what had not been done elsewhere by making provision for disabled students.
"I challenge the students and teachers of this school to put the facility into good use.
I also call on others in the private sector to emulate Glo and partner with the state govt in providing ultra modern facilities for our schools", he said.
Senator Amosun said the donation signalled the goodwill and magnanimity of Dr. Mike Adenuga and appealed to other well meaning indigenes of Ogun State to emulate the business guru.
The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona who was represented by the Baagbimo of Ijebuland, Chief Fassy Yusuff gave kudos to Adenuga for the kind gesture which he said showed his level of commitment to the cause of humanity.
He advised business organisations to take a cue from Globacom, adding that successful business ventures must give back to the society in order to sustain mutually beneficial relationships.
The Principal of the school, Alhaja F M Kareem while expressing appreciation to Globacom noted that the IT Center would avail the teachers and students the opportunity to improve on their teaching and learning activities, thus leading to improved academic performance in the school.