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Microsoft, firm partner to deepen e-learning in Nigeria

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Global software giant, Microsoft and leading indigenous information technology (IT) solution provider, Dynamiss Learning Solutions Limited, have finalised arrangement to unveil a seamless integrated application to make learning more exciting, through the deployment of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) tools in schools across the federation.

Speaking ahead of the formal launch in Lagos State, the Education Programmes Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Miss Jordan Belmonte, said:
“It is about providing affordable education solutions for schools in Nigeria. We believe that investment in education is a key factor in helping to prepare students for the 21st Century workforce, and for a faster economic growth in the country.

“We believe that ICT is a pivotal part of that. What we are doing with Dynamiss is to integrate ICT across every classroom, and not necessarily the ICT sector. We want to engage the students by deploying technology and introducing an integrated platform to make learning in the classroom more exciting.

“That is why we are partnering with Dynamiss to provide IGR scheme for ICT certification of communities with the schools recouping their investments,” she added.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dynamiss, Roland Sodeinde, noted that “this event is introducing the partnership between Microsoft and Dynamiss. It is a software that supports education and e-learning in Nigeria. And makes it affordable and effective. Schools themselves will benefit from it.”

The Head of Sales, Mrs. Angela Oyekanmi, added: “The application is an integrated one so that teaching and learning become interactive in class. And we are trying to eliminate the issue of textbooks and students submitting notes and writing papers. We have been supported by able financial institutions to aid the payment.”



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