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Samsung smart schools target 10,000 teachers across Nigeria

The Samsung Smart School for Teachers initiative is targeting an estimated 10,000 teachers across five states in Nigeria, namely Ogun, Rivers, Delta and Imo respectively, reports ITRealms.

Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim, made this disclosure at the launch of the project at Federal Government Boys College, Apo, Abuja in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education.

He also said that the Samsung Smart School for Teachers in Apo would be the first of five launched in Nigeria, with others planned for Ogun, Rivers, Delta and Imo states, which anticipated result will be a collective 10, 000 teachers receiving training as primary beneficiaries, and a further 5,000 students impacted as secondary beneficiaries, over a five year period.

“The Samsung Smart School concept is implemented in urban schools with the infrastructure, but not the skills needed to use IT for teaching and learning. In line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal to improve education, we believe it is essential to equip teachers with basic computer literacy, as well as the tools they need to use ICTs for curriculum development and more impactful teaching; and the Samsung Smart School for Teachers is an important step in achieving this,” he said.

Kim pointed out that with the launch of the Samsung Smart School for Teachers at the Federal Government Boys College, teachers would receive training to empower them to access digital content, share it with students, monitor students’ progress and conduct assessments.

ITRealms recalls that the initiative is part of Samsung’s global efforts to use technology to increase the quantity of students who have access quality learning materials and facilities, as well as to improve the quality of education given out by tutors.

Representative of the newly appointed Federal Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan expressed her excitement about the impact this will have on education in Abuja. She recognized and applauded Samsung’s effort and contribution towards ICT development within the country.

“We are indeed grateful to Samsung for tapping into the goal of the ministry of education to train quality teachers. We encourage all beneficiaries of this project to take full ownership of the project and let the improved quality of teaching reflect in our students’ results” she said, urging stakeholders in the education sector to partner with the ministry of education to salvage the country’s educational system.
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