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Samsung Produces 72 'Smart Engineers' in Nigeria

May 26, 2014

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

Samsung Engineering Academy, a public private partnership initiative involving Samsung Electronics and the Lagos State through the World Bank-supported Lagos Eko Secondary School Education Project has graduated 72 technicians referred to as 'Smart Engineers' from the academy.

The students drawn from Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, successfully completed one year specialised training at the academy in the categories to repair and service modern digital electronic devices such as LCD TV's, smartphones, refrigerators, air conditioners and laptops among other appliances.

Each graduate received a certificate of completion and certificates of achievement were also presented to fourteen students for their academic brilliance.

The top four achievers were awarded prizes comprising of various Samsung electronics products.

Speaking at the ceremony, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim said the academy is a part of the global Samsung Hope for Children Outreach programme with a one-year free training course designed to improve the quality of technical education in public secondary schools as part of its goal to train 10,000 electronics engineers across Africa by 2015.

According to him, Samsung Engineering Academy which was launched two years ago by Governor Babatunde Fashola to fast-track employability of African youths into the electronics job market targets to produce 2,000 skilled electronics technicians within five years.

He disclosed that the new graduates are well poised to work in the electronics industry either as employees in repair centres, assembly lines or as independent entrepreneurs.

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Source: AllAfrica

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