Angola: Minister Stresses Mobile School Contribution to Promotion of Technology

Luanda — The minister of Science and Technology, Maria Candida Teixeira, said Tuesday in Luanda that the implementation of Solar Mobile School will contribute to the promotion of science, technology and innovation nation-wide by presenting new solutions aimed at solving some problems of the country.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Solar Mobile School, the government official said it was a computerized mobile laboratory that will contribute to the education and learning and improving the quality of life, poverty eradication and sustainable development, as well as boost strategic sectors such as education, health and others.

"This lab will be fed in isolated communities of Angola by photovoltaic (solar), and will take the information and communication technologies (ICT) to the most remote areas of the country, especially at public schools, with the installation of computer labs and internet access, "he said.

The project, he added, is a public-private partnership between the MINCT, the company Samsung and mobile operator Unitel, joining the efforts of the Executive with their technological experiences, putting them at the service of the Angolan population.

According to the minister, the programme of schools with internet by Samsung offers a full learning technology and a good learning environment for secondary classes in five African countries, as a pilot programme in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan.

With these centers throughout the African continent, he said it wants to reach 2.5 million students by 2015, a program that focuses on the implementation of ICT infrastructure consisting of interactive electronic whiteboards banks (E-board) from Samsung Multifunction Printers and laptops.

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