Samsung Electronics Africa will, at the fifth Innovation Africa Summit taking place in Kampala, Uganda from today to October 2, showcase its Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) solution to over 40 African ministers, deputy ministers, and cabinet secretaries from 30 countries.
The ministers are expected to meet and share insights on education, innovation and ICT skills development in Africa.
The SPIS has been rolled out throughout the continent in countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique. At the end of the Summit Samsung will surprise one local Ugandan school by donating the SPIS to them.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”]“All meetings that Samsung has secured with the delegates will take place in the SPIS, built in a 12-metre renovated shipping container that can accommodate up to 24 pupils, and fitted with solar panels that power the equipment. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 65-inch 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, allows for remote classroom monitoring.”[/blockquote]