In a bid to help teachers increase their knowledge base, improve their teaching skills and help students learn better and faster, Intel Corporation has collaborated with Digital Konsult (DCK) and Airtel Nigeria to help teachers in Lagos State own personal laptops. The laptops will come with free 200 MB of data bundle for the first five months.
The project is an initiative of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Lagos State chapter, which aligned with the objectives of Intel Corporation’s ‘Create Your Tomorrow’ campaign that seeks to help consumers unlock their potentials and develop their information Communication Technology skills. Besides, it affords them the opportunity to own personal computers at convenient payment terms that suit their status.
Stanley Muoneke, Business Development Manager, Intel West Africa, explained that technology can be a very useful tool in the educational sector. It gives people more access to information that could expand their knowledge base. “For us at Intel, education is not only about the students but also about the teachers and the content they teach students.” Intel is committed to contributing to the growth of the Nigerian educational system through the use of technology, the company has continue to explore every opportunity available so that they can provide the necessary materials and training to help students and teachers improve.
Comrade Adesegun Raheem, State chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Lagos State while commending the effort of Intel and other partners to ensure that teachers in the state are empowered with what it takes to develop their skills and impact positively and effectively in the lives of their students, noted that advancement in technology has sparked a lot of changes in the educational sector which teachers have to be at pace with so that they could maintain their respect as professionals.