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Samsung Smart School opens in Senegal


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The Samsung Smart School initiative launched in partnership with Millenium Connect Africa has been installed at the Plan Jaxaay Secondary School in the West African country.

The mobile solution includes a monitoring and controlling feature which allows teachers to keep track of education content on learners’ screens which includes a screen sharing feature and a real time question and answer feature. 

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“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,” said Samba Guisse, IT advisor at the Ministry of National Education in Senegal. 

The South Korean based international conglomerate said it believes that access to technology can create new learning possibilities for students so that they can acquire the knowledge and skills needed in today’s society.

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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.

The Smart Schools have also been installed in countries like Mali, South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, DR Congo and Sudan.