Samsung to Set up Engineering Academy in Ekiti State
Electronics Giants, Samsung is set to establishing an Engineering Academy in Ado Ekiti, the state capital as part of its partnership arrangement with the state government.
This according to a statement, was part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the state government and the management of Samsung in Seoul, South Korea yesterday.
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi signed for the state government, while Mr. Seongwoo Nam, Executive Vice President (IT Solutions Business), signed on behalf of Samsung at a brief ceremony at the company’s head office in Seoul.
Other areas of collaboration between Ekiti State and Samsung as agreed in the MoU, include e-governance, healthcare, technology park, smart city and safe city initiatives of the Ekiti State Government.
Governor Fayemi said the partnership with Samsung will boost the state government’s ICT plans, especially its e-school, e-payment and e-government projects.
Samsung is one of the major partners in the state government’s Computer-per – child initiatives (e-School project), which is designed to put a laptop computer on the desk of every student in the state’s public secondary school by 2014. Already, 33,000 laptop computers of the planned 100,000 are being distributed across the state in the first phase of the project.
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