In line with the Vice-Chancellor’s vision to support one needy student with one laptop dubbed ‘SONSOL PROJECT’, Absa Bank Ghana Limited has donated Fifty (50) brand-new Lenovo laptop computers to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The Corporate Affairs Director, Nana Essilfuah Boison stated that the presentation was in fulfillment of a promise made when her outfit visited the Vice-Chancellor. According to her, Barclays now Absa Bank has been a great partner of KNUST over the years. Absa Bank has a robust business continuity management to protect the needs of their stakeholders, hence, was in full support in providing learning tools to needy students.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson thanked Absa for making the first move in making her vision a reality. She said that the problem of students with financial challenges was real and appealed for more assistance from other corporate institutions. She added that corporate bodies should help mentor these needy students, and imbibe soft skills needed to make them employable in the competitive market.
Professor Dickson assured the delegation of KNUST’s commitment to ensure that the genuine needy students who meet all parameters required would receive the computers. She informed them that the University has an accurate record of all the needy students and would go by that.
Present at the short ceremony were members of the University Management, and representatives from ABSA Bank; Ellen Ohene Afoakwa, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Unit, ABSA; Nana Yaa Vandapuije, KNUST; Mr. Elvis Boapeah, Relationship Manager, KNUST; Perry Hackman, Relationship Manager, Brong Ahafo; Francis Banam Damka, Regional Manager for Ashanti, Northern and Brong Ahafo sectors; Mr. Robert Mills, Master Manager, and Irene Darko Asante, KNUST Branch Manageress.