Leading mobile operator, Zain Nigeria has restated its commitment to supporting Universities in Nigeria to perform their key role as purveyor of knowledge, innovation, development and change by igniting the desire for learning and rewarding academic brilliance through its popular academic programme, Zain Africa Challenge.
Speaking at a recent prize presentation ceremony held in honour of University of Nigeriaâ€™s representatives to the International Festival ofÂ Â the on-going Zain Africa Challenge, the Public Relations Manager of Zain Nigeria, Emmanuel Otokhine, said the company will continue to provide exciting platforms for students of Nigerian Universities, adding that the Zain quiz show is designed to stimulate and reward academic excellence among youths in Nigerian Universities.
Otokhine also commended the University for qualifying for the International Festival two years in a row and for being worthy ambassadors of the country at the Championship in Kampala, Uganda.
The University team comprising four team players, a coach and a liaison were presented with cash prizes as reward for their participation in the International Championship Festival and for emerging from the keenly contested Zain Africa Challenge National Qualifier Tournament as one of the countryâ€™s representatives.
The team comprises: Julius Arop, a fourth year student of Civil Engineering, Odigwe Michael, a final year student of Medicine & Surgery, Samuel Ugochukwu, a 200 level student of Education & Political Science, Macdonald, a second year student in the department of Economics, Professor Marie-Stella Nzewi (Team Coach) and Celine Ngozi Nnebedum (Team Liaison).
In addition to receiving cash prize (Institutional grants), the University was also presented with a Zain Africa Challenge trophy.
In his response the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Bartholomew Okolo thanked Zain forÂ its contribution to the advancement of the Nigeria tertiary Institution and opening the doors for youths across various African borders to interact and forge aÂ long term relationship.