The development of sound technical knowledge among our students is a catalyst for the technological advancement required in our nation’s quest to be among the best 20 nations by the year 2020.
Hon. Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu, member representing Eti – Osa Constituency 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly stated this during the commissioning of the first Samsung Engineering Academy in West Africa.
He commended Samsung Electronics West Africa for its initiative, praying that more of such academies will be provided around the state. Speaking at the commissioning, Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) said there was an urgent need to develop technical skills in students, while also noting that technicians must have knowledge that is relevant to modern technology.
samsungHe extolled the commitment of Samsung Electronics West Africa and  its Corporate Social Responsibility project championed through the Samsung Hope for Children which partners with the Lagos Eko Secondary Education Project, a World Bank assisted initiative aimed at improving the quality of public secondary education.
The Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Nicholas Shin said, “Our aim is to promote cooperation, innovation, wealth creation and  facilitate thought leadership in communities where we operate in response to the real need and conditions.”
The academy is situated within the premises of Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja is the third to be so established by Samsung in Africa with the other two situated in South Africa and Kenya.