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Samsung chief Jung Hyun pledges to improve education in Africa

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By Maina Mwangi | February 27th 2017
To date, Samsung has launched 10 Digital Villages, 33 solar-powered Internet schools, 27 e-learning centres, 22 smart schools, 12 engineering academies and eight digital libraries across Africa PHOTO:COURTESY

Electronics giant Samsung has reiterated its commitment to advancing access to technology in education across Africa.

Speaking in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Samsung Africa Forum 2017 that brings together all Pan-African partners, Samsung Electronics East Africa Managing Director Jung Hyun Park said their aim is to ensure that every African child has access to education regardless of their location on the continent by providing access to technology.

 To date, Samsung has launched 10 Digital Villages, 33 solar-powered Internet schools, 27 e-learning centres, 22 smart schools, 12 engineering academies and eight digital libraries across Africa. Mr Park said the firm plans to establish more such facilities this year.

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