Consolidated Bank Ghana has donated 50 laptops to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to the university’s request for its project dubbed “Support One Needy Student with One Laptop” (SONSOL).
The gesture follows an initial donation of 50 laptops in 2021 to KNUST during which the bank promised to honour a four-year promise of 50 laptops each year, to bring the total to 200 laptops within the period.
Presenting the laptops on behalf of the bank, the Director of Retail and Business Banking at CBG, Emmanuel Nikoi, said the bank was dedicated to fulfilling its promise.
“To help needy but brilliant students, we promised 50 laptops every year. Last year we started and this year also we are here to do the needful. To honour the agreement, we have brought 50, making 100 laptops.
“We are committed to bringing the others, 50 in 2023 and the last 50 in 2024 to bring the total to 200.
Also, we are presenting a multi-purpose printer for the school to ensure seamless printing of ID cards for staff and students,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, who received the laptops, expressed gratitude to CBG for the kind gesture.
“We have a noble duty as a university to churn out great leaders and we believe this function of equipping them is very key to the agenda.
We see this function as something we cannot do on our own so we believe in partnership to ensure we fulfil this mandate,” she said.