Airtel inaugurates block of 8 classrooms in Cross River

By The Rainbow

Telecommunications giant, Airtel Nigeria, has made a bold intervention in the advancement of primary education in Cross River State with the adoption of Presbyterian Primary School 2, Ediba in Abi local government area of Cross River State.

The telecoms firm, in a statement made available to THE RAINBOW on Monday, said the action was in line with  its vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians.

The commissioning ceremony of a block of eight classrooms and staff offices at the Presbyterian Primary School 2, is scheduled to hold on Tuesday (today)  at the school premises.

The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, and the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, will lead other guests to unveil the renovated school.

This is coming barely two months after a similar project was commissioned in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State with Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, wife of the state Governor unveiling the commissioning plaque with support from state Government officials, education authorities and the traditional institutions.

The Presbyterian Primary School 2 was adopted last year and reconstructed to wear a modern look while pupils and teachers of the school were provided a conducive learning environment equipped with modern facilities and teaching aids.

Airtel also provides branded school bags, text books, note books and uniforms for the students as well as furniture for members of staff.

Speaking on the initiative, Airtel's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Segun Ogunsanya, said the telecoms operator is committed to its strategic partnerships with governments and organizations to uplift the standard of primary education in the country.

The adopted school is part of Airtel's umbrella CSR program which focuses on the education of underprivileged children in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education. It also aims at uplifting the standard of primary education across Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the telecoms operator, upon commencement of operations in Nigeria, flagged off the Adopt-A-School programme with the multi-million naira ultra-modern blocks of classrooms, offices and lavatory facilities at Oremeji Primary School, Ajegunle in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos.