The World Mobile Group, Worldcall Telecom Limited, and the Akhuwat Microfinance Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Central Punjab (UCP) to establish a Blockchain Technology Centre of Excellence.
According to an international daily, the university will have access to certifications and accreditations in blockchain technology through the Centre of Excellence to be established at UCP, and the collaborators will help UCP promote and encourage the introduction, promotion, and adoption of blockchain technology in the region through the MoU.
Talking to media, Chief Business Officer World Mobile, Charles Barnett stated, “We are delighted to establish this project with Wordcall to deliver a Centre of Excellence for blockchain technology with UCP and AMF. Our mission is to connect the unconnected and we are utilising blockchain technology to do this. Trust, digital ID, self-data governance are all made possible with blockchain and it should be a global interest to nurture and develop talent in this field.”
Nassar Ikram, UCP’s Pro-Rector, stated that the university has been working hard to integrate current technology into its academic and professional education programmes. He went on to say that the World Telecom Limited and World Mobile Group cooperation will guarantee that the full potential of blockchain as a technology platform was unlocked to address requirements in both the technical and social spheres.
Babar Ali Syed, CEO of Worldcall, thanked UCP and Akhuwat for allowing World Mobile Group and Worldcall to construct blockchain excellence centres in his speech.
Amjad Saqib, the founder of the Akhuwat Microfinance Foundation, thanked World Mobile and Worldcall for helping to build a blockchain laboratory on the Akhuwat University, Kasur campus.