Safaricom has donated Mini GSM network' laboratory equipment for the JKUAT Engineering and telecommunications Laboratory with the latest telecommunication technology aimed at ensuring the students are well prepared with practical skills for application in the industry.
The donation entails a full GSM equipment suite consisting of among others a
The Mini GSM network will enable students to initiate and terminate a phone call, enable data transfer and basically conduct any services that Safaricom is capable of making for academic purposes thus preparing them adequately for a career in telecommunications engineering.
This is the first of its kind in East and
"The Laboratory will transform the way Telecoms practical training is offered at the University and impact not only on the students' knowledge and capabilities building but also the university and the Industry as whole. The telecoms industry needs graduates who have developed the right skills before joining a workplace and this initiative will equip them with the necessary skills and competencies needed," said Safaricom CEO
JKUAT's Vice Chancellor Prof.
"This laboratory will transform the way Telecoms practical training is offered at the University and impact not only on the students' knowledge and capabilities building but also the university and the Industry as whole. This will make JKUAT the destination University for aspiring telecoms professionals in East and
Safaricom and JKUAT have been in partnership for five years after they signed a memorandum of understanding in
Through this partnership, the Telco sponsored the development of curricular for the Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication and Information Engineering course. The first batch of students to benefit from it joined the University in
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