A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was inked today between the UAE’s education initiative, Smart Learningand Samsung Gulf Electronics at BETT, the world’s largest learning technology conference, in London.The signing ceremony was attended byH.E. Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, U.A.E. and Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics.
The MOU outlines a framework for Smart Learning to tap intoSamsung’s innovative digital convergence technologies to enhance its business process efficiencies, and ultimately, create a world-class educational environment in the UAE. This follows Samsung’s successful involvement in the first phase of the pilot project for the 'Mohammad Bin Rashid Smart Learning Programme in 2012’.
Today’s MOU with Samsung underlines Smart Learning’s commitment to continue to revolutionize the educational landscape in the UAE through technology-based learning. Working closely with Smart Learning, Samsung will provide technological expertise, design, develop, deploy proof of concepts and implement solutions aimed at improving the delivery of Smart Learning’s services and initiatives within the UAE and internationally.
Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics said, “Education is one of the key priorities in the UAE and Smart Learning has been instrumental in harnessing the power of technology to drive the UAE’s educational agenda forward. We are honored with the opportunity to collaborate with Smart Learning and to contribute to the improvement of educational services and standards in the UAE.”
Eng. Mohammed Gheyath, Director General, Smart Learning added, “In today’s competitive economy, we recognize the paramount importance of harnessing the potential of our human capital and building a knowledge-based society in order to compete effectively on the global stage. Our MOU with Samsung is another huge stride forward for the UAE towards achieving an integral element of the UAE Vision 2021,and developing a truly world-class educational infrastructure and workforce.”