According to various media reports, Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its second engineering academy in Nigeria.
The second academy follows the success of the first engineering academy in Lagos and it will be located in Ekiti State, Southwest Nigeria, in partnership with the Ekiti State government.
Mr. Brovo Kim, MD, Samsung Electronics West Africa, commenting on the launch of the academy, said the aim is to build successful partnerships in Nigeria to equip the country’s youth with the technical skills they need to transform their lives and contribute to the development of the country.
“The Engineering Academy initiative seeks to address the critical technical and skills shortage in Africa, Samsung has launched its Engineering Academy in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to provide hands on vocational skills training for youth. By opening up well-paying job opportunities for its students, Samsung’s quality of service is differentiated and set in line with the government’s drive for creating decent jobs, especially for young citizens,” Kim stated.
The Ekiti Engineering Academy has three theory rooms and three practical rooms, each with a capacity of 20 seats.
Students at the academy will be taught across three disciplines including Audio Visual, Home Appliances, and Information Mobile Technology.