The Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) has rewarded the best graduating students of the Computer Science Department of the University of Lagos and the University of Douala, Cameroon, as part of her Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, reports ITRealms.
At the two distinct ceremonies, CWG representatives presented gifts to the students in furtherance of the company’s bid to extol the essence of attaining academic excellence.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Rahman Bello observed that if the focus of Computer Warehouse Group Plc’s (CWG) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is sustained, it is capable of aiding Universities in Nigeria to attain desired greatness.
“This award presentation has been an annual event. Since inception, CWG has lived up to their promise of rewarding the best graduating student in Computer Science Department every year, for five years now. On behalf of the management of the University I thank your organization for your commitment to this partnership. Your commitment to promoting academic excellence will help us in going forward,” he said.
As said by Prof. Bello, CWG deserved every commendation, declaring the contributions have been helpful.
“At the moment, University of Lagos is the twentieth best school in Africa and the first in Nigeria, according to the 4icu rankings. Going by our consistent progressive performance, we look forward to being the first in Africa anytime soon. This is our target. And, we believe that the input of corporate partners like CWG will see us through to the point we aim to get to”, he said.
In response, Mr. Phillip Obioha, CWG’s Chief Operating Officer, pointed out that the annual award presentation event underscores CWG’s emphasis on hard-work and qualitative education. According to him, “Our business scope covers a range of sectors; from banking to telecoms and recently SMEs. Our business is all about the quality of our workforce. We boast of an array of professionals whose expertise has formed the bedrock of service providers in the telecoms sector, for example. Our premium on quality workforce explains our emphasis on quality education.”
Thereafter, he presented the prize to the Master Agho Adrian Osemwonyemwen, and informed the audience that the award includes a prospect of employment with CWG, if the recipient so desires.
“Someone told me that a reward for hard work is more hard work. This will go a long way in motivating me to aim for higher attainments. And I promise to use what I have been given to do more than I have done”, he assured.
Similarly, in Cameroon, Mr. Alexis Mbele Ngono received the CWG excellence award for being the best graduating student of the Computer Science Department, Institute of Technology, University of Douala. Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mrs. Olapeju Ayo-Fisher, Head of Human Resources and Administration, noted that excellence is an integral component of the CWG corporate culture. This, she noted, has defined CWG’s business approach and service delivery over the years.
“At CWG, we appreciate excellence wherever we find it. We nurture excellence within our system. And, we are very particular about doing whatever we do to the best standard of excellence, the first time and at all times.” “Our presence here today offers us a unique opportunity to make known to our host business community here in Cameroon that we promote excellence in academic pursuit and support our host communities” she noted.
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Pix: Master Agho Adrian Osemwonyemwen receiving is prize from Mr. Obioha.