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Tizeti CEO Kendall Ananyi awards scholarship to Elect-Elect dept, Uniben


Kendall Ananyi, Chief Executive Officer of Tizeti, awarded a scholarship on Monday to the graduating class of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Benin.

Ananyi said that “the grant is the continuation of a programme started in 2021 that demonstrates the company’s commitment to upskilling and providing professional opportunities to many Nigerian youths.”

Tizeti’s CEO stated that the company’s decision to award the grant was motivated by its desire to support the growth and development of Nigerian youths interested in pursuing a career in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

The grant will pay tuition fees for students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above.

The scholarship initiative is part of the Tizeti #PayItForward Programme, which supports brilliant graduating students at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of African universities in its area of operation with the right skills and experiences for career growth in technology, while providing Tizeti with talented young graduates.

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Speaking about the scholarship, Ananyi said, “We are proud to support the Class of 2023 of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering programme at the University of Benin. At Tizeti, we believe that investing in the education of Nigerian youths is critical to building a bright future for the country. The University of Benin is especially close to my heart, as I was in that class and school over two decades ago.

“My experience as a Chevron University Scholarship Scheme recipient transformed my life and drives Tizeti’s commitment to supporting initiatives that promote academic excellence and provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

“And while we started this at the University of Benin in 2021, we plan to extend it to other states and universities to enable us to build our front-line workforce by taking brilliant graduates with no experience and transforming them into job-ready, fully qualified professionals in Information and Communications Technology. This will aid our expansion across Nigeria, initially in the ten states we have recently launched in and subsequently as we recruit across Nigeria’s 36 states.”

Prof. (Mrs.) Patience Orukpe, the Head of Department, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, University of Benin, said, “We are privileged to have Tizeti around to assist the students, as they continue to award students’ scholarships, provide internships, and provide placement for Youth Service. What Tizeti is doing is in line with the vision of our Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lilian I. Salami, and I want to thank the CEO and the management team for the job well done, and we look forward to more opportunities to work with Tizeti.”

One of the beneficiaries, Osemudiamen Matthias, said, “I really appreciate Tizeti coming to our school to give scholarships to students. I did my internship in Tizeti, and I learned a lot from them. With this gesture, we appreciate Tizeti and the management, and we hope that they will keep doing their best and expand to other states.”

The grant from Tizeti for high-speed broadband internet is a significant boost to the University of Benin’s efforts to provide high-quality education to its students.