By Prince Okafor
In a bid to boost usage of Information Technology (IT) in Nigerian schools, Microsoft Nigeria and Dynamiss are set to launch a fast track digital learning initiative for Nigerian schools.
The solution will be launched at an event which will take place on the 16th of November 2016 with schools proprietors, heads of schools and IT directors of learning at all levels, expected to be in attendance.
According to the Microsoft Head of Education for Nigeria, Jordan Belmonte, “Microsoft will be unveiling a 21st century skills centre that benefits both students, teachers and surrounding communities by providing schools with access to a vast e-learning platform and affordable professional certifications.”
She noted: “We believe that investment in education is a critical component of preparing youth for the global workforce and is directly tied to a countries economic growth. Our mission is to ensure that we support this advancement in learning and the benefits it provides for Nigerian students
“Microsoft Nigeria is committed to promoting lifelong learning by providing affordable access to education solutions and promoting the adoption of ICT in schools,” she said.
Jordan also said that, their partners Dynamiss Solutions are challenging education norms with their product which ensures that digital technology will become a key aspect of teaching and learning.
On her part, Head of Sales for Dynamiss, Mrs. Angela Oyekanmi, said: “We have ensured that the cost of our solution is affordable for all students. We have also partnered with financial institutions to create payment plans that will ensure the affordability of the product by most people.
“Schools are also able to benefit and generate revenue from our partnership with Microsoft which will support IT implementation. Ultimately it is the student’s quality of education and employability that will benefit the most from implementing the Dynamiss Microsoft Learning Management system.”
She noted that, “remarkably our software also incorporates all Microsoft Office365 tools for free for all students as well as Microsoft Imagine Academy digital learning platform offered for qualifying schools also for Free.”