Mulungushi University Vice Chancelor Hellicy Ngambi has called for full utilisation of ICTs which she said have made life much easier and created convenience.
She said many people were today able to communicate and stay connected all by the use of mobile phones.
Professor Ngambi was speaking in Kabwe on Thursday during the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the mobile service provider and the higher learning institution.
The memorandum of understanding, according to Airtel business zonal manager Robinson Sinkonde would provide devices to students and lecturers.
“Mobile phones come packed with a lot of applications which make people’s life easier. Thus mobile phones are like a boom for businesses. You can record proceedings as well as take notes using mobile phones. You can even have your Bible and many reading materials for study and research on the phone,” Professor Ngambi said.
And Mr. Sinkonde said the partnership would play an integral part in complementing Airtel’s existing infrastructure and network coverage in the country and that it will also assist the students and lecturers with devices to facilitate easier research, learning, teaching and communication.
“This partnership will assist the campus community as it will provide students and lecturers with devices to facilitate easier research, learning and teaching. Airtel will also provide permanent Airtel Money booth, facilitate Airtel Money payments for school fees for customers and also sponsor some sporting and recreation activities,” read Mr. Sinkonde’s speech in part.
He added that by so doing, Airtel was demonstrating its leadership as a well rounded solutions provider to Zambian communities.
During the ceremony, Airtel also donated various assortments which included regalia and gum boots to the institution among other things.