Samsung demonstrates support for education in Akwa Ibom State

From left, Head, Enterprise Business Team /IT Business, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr Anu Rotimi Agboola; Commissioner for Education, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Aniekan Akpan; Deputy Governor, Akwa Ibom State, Mr Moses Ekpo and Chairman, BRACED Commission, Ambassador Joseph Keshi, at the recently-launched Smart School by Samsung in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

Underlining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State.

The project is targeted at training teachers in basic computer literacy, while also providing them access to tools they need for more impactful teaching. Through deployment of its pioneering Smart Classroom solutions, the company aims to provide a purposeful and smart learning environment. Other Smart Schools have also been established in Abuja, Ogun and Cross River states.

The electronic giant presented two units of the widely acclaimed Samsung Interactive White Board (E-Boards) to Uyo High School, situated in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

In addition, the company also presented 50 units of Samsung Thin Clients and other devices such as keyboards and mouse, laptop, 6.5KVA Solar Power, solar panels, tables and chairs.

All these will help to empower teachers to access digital content which can be shared with students at any location, conduct assessments and monitor students progress as well as provide students with learning tools.

Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr Changwook Lee, represented by the Head, Enterprise Business Team/IT Business, Mr Anu Rotimi Agboola, during the event, said the Samsung Smart School initiative is a testament to the company’s commitment to assisting stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector bridge the digital divide as well as make the learning environment more interactive, using the latest technology.

“The inauguration of the Samsung Smart School in Akwa Ibom State represents an important part of our continuing effort to deliver the classroom of the future today using the Samsung Smart School Solution,” he said.

“This innovative solution frees educators from the confines of standing at a chalkboard or projector and allows them to move about the classroom, conducting interactive lessons and activities through their touch screen tablet or notebook computer. We’re confident that schools that adopt the solution will find it to be a powerful and effective platform for engaging students, elevating learning and fostering a truly interactive learning environment,” he said.

The solution provides teachers with the ability to lead interactive lessons and real-time group activities through its convenient screen and content sharing features. It also delivers learning management tools, enabling students to access course materials and information.