Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched a Smart School for Teachers in Nigeria at Model Primary School, Elekahia in Rivers State with one more launch planned in Delta State.
The launch comes immediately after the company established a Samsung Smart School in Imo State early last month in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to improve education.
”We believe it is essential to equip teachers with basic computer literacy, as well as provide them with the tools they need to use ICTs for curriculum development and more impactful teaching, said Chang Wook Lee, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa. ”The Smart School for Teachers launched in Abuja, Ogun, Imo and now Rivers States is an important step in achieving this.”
To date, 135 teachers have been trained on the use of the Samsung Smart School solution. Training for the Rivers State Smart School kicked off immediately after the launch with 50 teachers’ participating in the programme. Each participant was trained on how to access digital content, monitor student progress and conduct assessments using the digital facilities amongst other things.
Samsung’s Smart School for Teachers initiative seeks to complement the Federal Government’s bid to revamp the country’s education sector after President Buhari announced the recruitment this year of 500,000 graduates as teachers.