Samsung Smart School Project has been commissioned by Samsung Electronics West Africa for teachers and students in Calabar. As part of Samsung’s ‘Smart School Rollout’ scheme, it is aimed at digitising classrooms on the platform of mobile learning across unity schools in Nigeria. Similar Smart Schools have already been opened by Samsung in Abuja and Ogun state.
The smart School project will focus on the training 50 teachers in basic computer literacy, provision of access to tools teachers need for impactful teaching, empowering them to access digital content which can be shared with students at any location; facilitating better conduct and monitoring of student’s progress, and also providing students with learning tools from any location through Samsung’s mobile devices.
In partnership with various state governments, Samsung Smart School Project will make sure secondary schools benefit from the Digital Classroom equipped with mobile devices, electronic boards, thin client monitors, learning contents all from Samsung Electronics West Africa and her partner, Etiam Global, for more collaborative, engaging and interactive education.
Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr Changwook Lee, represented by the Head, Enterprise Business solution/IT Business, Mr. Anu Rotimi Agboola and he spoke at the event which held at Government Secondary School, State Housing Estate, Calabar, revealing that Samsung has decided to equip the country’s teachers with the skills and motivation they need to push their students to a successful future in the 21st Century.
“The global initiative by the company is an indication of the value it places on people and its willingness to help them build and change the society the way they desire.”
“In keeping with this aspiration, the Smart School for Teachers will focus on equipping and training teachers in basic computer literacy, as well as providing them access to the tools they need to use ICT for curriculum development and more impactful teaching. The aim is to empower teachers to access digital content, share it with their students, use it to conduct assessments and monitor their students’ progress continuously,’’
His Excellency, Prof. Benedict Ayade, Cross Rivers State Governor, represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, in his goodwill message, said,
“Cross River and Samsung share a common belief that the Smart School/Mobile learning concept will make a positive impact on the lives of our student and the people. We need to work together to make quality education delivery a reality in Cross River State”.