Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) in Bauchi state, has received new laboratory equipment from Huawei Technology Company Nigerian Limited, to further embolden the practical knowledge of students in telecommunication engineering.
Mr Andre Iheme, the Director of Public Relations of the institution disclosed in a statement he signed and issued to pressmen in Bauchi on Friday.
According to Iheme, the team leader of the company, Miss Milissa Chen, had explained that the gesture was also to boost the reputation of the university as well as to serve as a symbol to seal the partnership between the organization and the institution.
He said that the team leader assured that the partnership would create opportunities for excellent students who have gone through the Huawei ICT Academy and are certified to get internship and job placement in the company.
Iheme who revealed that the vision of the company was for Nigeria to become a major ICT hub in Africa with some of the best talents and become a respected country for rapid ICT advancement in the world, added that the university would soon become a global leader in ICT.
According to the statement, Huawei company had sponsored 10 Nigerian students including two ATBU students, namely Abdulrrahman Aliyu and Abdssamad Musa for a two week study trip to China.
He appreciated the company on behalf of the university for the privilege and honour to host and partner with the institution.
Iheme also reveled that the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Centre for Industrial Studies (CIS) were trying to initiate the manufacturing of chips and spare parts to advance technology within the country.