Samsung To Establish Engineering Academy In Ado-Ekiti

September 10, 2012

L-R: Executive Vice President, IT Solutions Business, Samsung, Mr Seongwoo Nam and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ekiti State Government and Samsung at the corporate headquarters of the company in Seoul, South Korea …on Monday

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 is part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the state government and the management of Samsung in Seoul, South Korea on Monday.

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.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, 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.

It is recalled that 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 fist phase of the project.

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