the 9mobile telecommunications engineering postgraduate programme is a flagship corporate & social responsibility (CSR) initiative of 9mobile Nigeria, launched on the 16th of May 2013.
the program, a first of its kind in West Africa, is a one-year taught master’s course in telecommunications engineering located in ahmadu bello university (ABU) zaria. in instituting this, we have collaborated with plymouth university UK, etisalat academy UAE; and huawei technologies. to ensure a holistic and practical learning experience, huawei provided the equipment in the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited sponsored laboratory, and the etisalat academy, UAE and plymouth university are providing tutelage on technical courses specific to the telecommunications sector.
our commitment includes the provision of access to world class e-resources for the programme, sponsorship of lecturers of ABU to undertake PHDs at plymouth university, and facilitation of internships with 9mobile for the intakes of the programme in partial fulfillment of the course requirements.
through this program, we are building expertise and local content in the area of telecommunications engineering. we have been able to demonstrate sustainability of this project by promoting capacity building, local content and multilateral partnerships thereby increasing impact levels on its recipients, host communities and our business operations.
at 9mobile, we envision a future of sustainable economic and social impact through limitless reach. the MSc in telecoms engineering programme reinforces our commitment to using our CSR policy, strategy and initiatives to create this future.