Samsung opens Smart School in Calabar

Samsung Electronics West Africa has commissioned the Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria.

This is part of its Samsung’s ‘Smart School Rollout’ scheme, which is aimed at digitizing classrooms on the platform of mobile learning across unity schools in Nigeria and comes after Samsung opened similar Smart Schools in Abuja and Ogun State of Nigeria in partnership with the various state governments.

The Samsung Smart School Project will ensure that secondary schools benefit from the Digital Classroom, which is 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.

Head, Enterprise Business solution/IT Business, Mr. Anu Rotimi Agboola said:

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”. 

The Samsung Smart School in Calabar is among the first three of nine ICT labs that Samsung plans to launch across Nigeria.

It is estimated that over the next five years, a total of 5,000 teachers will receive training through the Samsung Train- the- Trainer approach, with a further 100,000 students impacted as secondary beneficiaries in Cross River State.

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