South Korea-based technology firm Samsung along with Senegal’s Ministry of Education have launched a Smart School, which is a mobile education solution aimed at providing advanced and interactive classroom experience for students in the country
The Samsung Smart School, TechCabal, is installed at the Plan Jaxaay Secondary School in Senegal. The school is an integrated platform that includes a monitoring and controlling feature, which allows teachers to keep track of educational content on their learners’ screens in addition to a real-time question-and-answer feature.
Samba Guisse, IT advisor of human resources department at the Ministry of National Education in Senegal, said, “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.”
Guisse added that Samsung’s Corporate Citizenship arm has always supported the development of education with the view of impacting society and the economy. “Samsung believes that access to technology can create new learning possibilities for students, paving their way towards lifelong learning and personal development in order to acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today’s society,” he noted.
Samsung’s Smart Schools are part of the company’s far-reaching African citizenship programme, which is designed to positively impact the lives of Africans, said the IT advisor.
Smart Schools have also been installed in countries including Mali, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo and Sudan.