MTN Uganda and Victoria University awarded 10 students scholarships to help them continue with college. Swamaduh, Kataike Bridget, Nakayiwa Brenda, Nakayiga Shamim, and Okanya Brian got partial scholarships, while Nanteza Nuriat, Jumba Jonathan, Nambissa Blessing Tracy, Alupo Yvonne, and Remo Idris Sebbi got full scholarships.
Somdev Sen, MTN Uganda’s Chief Marketing Officer, says that the partnership is based on MTN Pulse’s unwavering commitment to giving young people the chance to reach their full potential and move up in life, which is why the deal was made. Victoria University and MTN Pulse are working together to find people who can come up with new ideas that can change people’s lives and their communities.
About MTN Uganda
According to Wikipedia, MTN Uganda had 11.2 million subscribers at the end of June 2017, accounting for 55% of the Ugandan telecom market. MTN Uganda is the country’s largest telecommunications company. The company’s customer base had grown to 12.6 million customers by the end of 2019.
The winners were told by the Vice-Chancellor that their behaviour at Victoria University would determine which benefits they would receive from their education, as the university provides them with the best education possible so that companies like MTN, which is always looking for experienced people, could hire them.
Dr Muganga said that Victoria University helps students bring their ideas to life and develop their problem-solving skills, which will secure them a job in this world of high unemployment. The public chose the 10 winners based on videos explaining why they needed the MTN Pulse-Victoria University scholarships. Over 12,000 votes were cast on Pulse.
About MTN Pulse
MTN Pulse is a platform where MTN subscribers get discounts and free things from MTN Pulse partners, as well as discounts on MTN products and services. These include discounted internet data bundles, voice, shopping vouchers and so much more.
This partnership will further MTN Pulse’s goal of empowering and advancing Ugandan youth. Last year, MTN Pulse partnered with Fuzu, leading career guidance, and job opportunity platform, to improve Pulsers’ career and job prospects.