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Technology is the new generation and this has literally captured the entire hearts of the people regardless of age and gender. Well lucky enough, Uganda’s education has been given a boost by South Korean giant electronics gurus Samsung and this will see the birth of Solar Powered Internet Schools (SPIS) around Uganda.
At the on-going 6th ICT Innovation Africa Conference at Munyonyo, Samsung Electronics announced a program that will see Solar Powered Internet Schools put around many schools in Uganda to help grow education with IT solutions. However, Nsangi Secondary School will be the first recipients of a SPIS that will see any students get equipped with better education using IT as a solution.
At the end of the summit, Samsung will transport the SPIS to the grounds of the school to serve as a fountain of knowledge for the learners of Wakiso District and the neighboring areas.
A SPIS is built in a 12metre renovated shipping container that can accommodate up to 24 pupils, and fitted with solar panels that power the equipment. It is also equipped with a 65inch large format display screen, a teacher’s laptop, Samsung notebooks, a printer, and fans to cool the container.
The classroom’s computer server is loaded with educational content that covers the entire basic education syllabus, allowing facilitators to teach any subject or grade. Energy efficient LED lighting and an IP camera, which is designed to use 3G connectivity and allowing remote classroom monitoring.
Abbey Tau, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Manager for Samsung Africa RHQ believes that Samsung can make an impact beyond the event and leave a lasting legacy by giving the people of Uganda an educational solution that is going to serve the community long after they have left the country.
The Other areas that have enjoyed the Samsung Solar Powered Internet School solution already across continent include countries such as South Africa, Angola, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Sudan, Ethiopia, DRC and Mozambique, to name a few.