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New laptop partnership to empower educators

12 July 2013, 12:34Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - In an effort aimed at empowering teachers and improve teaching standards, Intel Corporation has collaborated with Digital Konsult (DCK) and Airtel Nigeria to help the educators in Lagos State own personal laptops.

The project is an initiative of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Lagos State chapter.

Speaking on the initiative Stanley Muoneke , Business Development Manager of Intel West Africa, said: “At Intel, we understand the importance of technology and how it can enrich lives,  especially in the area of education. This is why we are creating opportunities for people to own computers and to also train them on how to use it to reach their full potentials,” he said.

"It gives people more access to information that could expand their knowledge base. Education is not only about the students but also about the teachers and the content they teach students. We are committed to contributing to the growth of the Nigerian educational system through the use of technology," Muoneke said.

Lagos State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Adesegun Raheem, commended Intel and other partners for their efforts to ensure that teachers in the state were empowered.

He noted that advancements in technology had sparked a lot of changes in the educational sector compelling teachers to be abreast with modern trends.

"Opportunities like this would help to transform teaching methods in our schools.

"Teachers no longer have to depend on lesson notes that were prepared several years ago for various set of students, now they can go on the internet to source for materials and upgrade their lesson notes with information that would make content more current," said Raheem.

The laptops will come with free 200 MB of data bundle for the first five months.

- CAJ News


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