Samsung Electronics East Africa has partnered eKitabu an eBooks software company, to roll out an online based eBooks system for approved 8-4-4 Secondary School Curriculum in a quest to support the trend-setting education delivery development in Kenya.
Launched during a prize giving ceremony at Sunshine Secondary School where the Electronics company issued the tablets uploaded with eKitabu software and will for the first time in Kenya allow students enrolling at the school access their educational materials digitally through the devices with educational materials uploaded by eKitabu.
“Enabling students to adopt paperless academic digital learning solutions is key to empowering them to embrace technological innovations which the world is quickly adopting. This demonstrates our commitment to Africa, which extends beyond just technological innovation, but towards being a contributing member to the African society and a supporter of regional development,” said Mr. Robert Ngeru, Vice President, Samsung Electronics East and Central Africa.
The partnership aims on creating sustainable opportunities that empower people to not only live a smarter lifestyle but to also capitalize on the opportunities that come with technology to move this continent to another level.
Launched in 2012, eKitabu has benefited more than 5,000 students from leading Kenyan public and private schools who already use the application.
Apart from the government approved syllabus, the service, which is available on Android devices downloadable on the Samsung Apps store, has a vast range of eBooks ranging from Kenyan Best sellers, African Books and popular books globally.
As part of the Sunshine Secondary School implementation, eKitabu will train teachers in e-learning including both in the use and creation of digital content About Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd.