By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye
In a bid to fast track digital learning in Nigerian schools, Microsoft Nigeria and Dynamiss Solutions are together launching a new initiative.
The launch which will take place between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday November 16th at Classique Event Centre Kudirat Abiola way Oregun Ikeja targets proprietors, heads of schools and IT directors of learning; this is believed will compels them to include IT training as part of the educational curriculum at all levels.
At the event, Microsoft will reveal an initiative which integrates ICT into the classroom while ensuring the sustainability of the program by enabling schools to also financially benefit from the implementation of this solution.
Dynamiss Solutions will also disclose the benefits of their new Learning Management system which incorporates Microsoft Office365, as core element of classroom and out of school learning for both students and teachers.
Speaking during a press conference held at Four Points by Sheraton, the Microsoft Head of Education for Nigeria Jordan Belmonte said “Microsoft Nigeria is committed to promoting lifelong learning by providing affordable access to education solutions and promoting the adoption of ICT in schools. 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,” he said.
On her part, Head of Sales for Dynamiss, Mrs Angela Oyekanmi said: “Dynamiss Solutions have created a robust system of learning which subtly and overtly aids the adoption of digital skills by both students and teachers. 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”.
On the issue of the high cost of implementing IT training for schools 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 ensures 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 their IT implementation.”