L-R: Chief Technical Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Stephane Beuvelet; Intern, Etisalat Telecommunication Engineering Postgraduate Programme (ETEPP), Wasiu Ajadi;‎ Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko at the closing ceremony of the Etisalat Telecommunication Engineering Postgraduate Programme (ETEPP) Internship for postgraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University, held in Abuja.

My name is Wasiu Ajadi and I am a student of the Etisalat Telecommunications Engineering Postgraduate Programme. The internship part of this programme has given me at least 80% insight into what I should expect in the telecoms sector. With the in-depth practical trainings and exposure to real life telecommunication challenges, I am confident that I have enough to conquer issues that will come my way in the industry. The programme is a necessity for anyone that wants to blossom in the telecommunications space because you are exposed to 4 weeks of hands-on and world class training by seasoned telecoms experts from Etisalat’s engineering team.

This statement by Wasiu was made after he successfully concluded the internship programme at Etisalat Abuja office. The internship offers the students practical knowledge on the theories they have learnt in the classroom and laboratory and forms part of the requirements for the Etisalat Telecoms Engineering programme. The students also have free and full access to the global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers e-library.

Throughout their time with the Engineering team at Etisalat, the students displayed immense commitment to generating innovative ideas and learning and these are some of the values that embody the spirit of the programme.
“These students put in an incredible amount of hard work into the projects there were given and some of them identified innovative ways to solve the different tasks assigned to them. We were happy to have taken them through this stage of the programme.” Said Stephane Beuvelet, Chief Technical Officer at Etisalat Nigeria

The ETEPP is open to graduates of Electrical Engineering and other related fields. Students who are admitted into the MSc course enjoy the opportunity of learning from visiting lecturers that include lecturers the Etisalat Academy UAE.

It is expected that in five years of Etisalat sponsoring this program, the company would have been able to produce a considerable number of technically equipped and highly knowledgeable Nigerians whose skills would help improve the quality of service rendition by operators in the telecom sector.

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