Samsung Introduces “Smart School” In Senegal

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Samsung-launches-Smart-School-Solution_1Another smart school initiative has been introduced in Senegal thanks to a partnership between Senegalese Education ministry and electronics giant Samsung to make this initiative happen.

The Samsung smart school initiative aims at forming a fast learning, creative and interactive schooling system which will allow teachers to see the students’ progress as they learn. This initiative will positively have an impact on the lives of African students.

The Plan Jaxaay Secondary School is a recipient of this education system.

“The future of education is about accessing information and collaborating locally and globally. Teaching and learning has become social; this has become possible with the emergence of initiatives such as the Samsung Smart School,” IT advisor at the Ministry of Education in Senegal, Samba Guisse said.

Other countries that have the same initiative includes South Africa, Mali, Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo and Sudan. This initiative will bring about change in the African educational system and to the Innovation sphere. “Teaching and learning has become social; this has become possible with the emergence of initiatives such as the Samsung Smart School.” Samba Guisse explained.

Samsung added that “smart school initiative is part of the company’s far-reaching African citizenship programmes designed to positively impact the lives of Africa.”

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In October 2011, Samsung unveiled its first solar-powered mobile Internet school in South Africa. This is a 12-meter long re-purposed container designed for up to 21 students, it is equipped with a 50-inch electronic board, Internet-enabled solar-powered notebooks, multi-function printers, Samsung Galaxy tablet computers and Wi-Fi cameras. The container is powered by a solar panel roof generating nine hours of electricity a day to address the challenges of power supply in African countries.

Furthermore, the Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy aims to develop 10 000 Electronics Engineers across Africa by 2015.

The African continent’s poor education system is on the verge of a turn around with such initiatives being introduced, success will happen overnight however long term it will be of good benefit for the children of Africa.

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