(Ecofin Agency) - Zambia reached a deal with Chinese firm Huawei on February 5 to promote the use of modern ICT tools in higher learning institutions. The project is called Smart Education.
According to the Higher Education Minister, Brian Mushimba, this program will give Zambian students a range of technologies that will boost their academic training. “The current status of Smart Education in Zambia and where we ought to be is what has necessitated this strategic partnership with a technical giant like Huawei that has vast experience in building Smart Education platforms for learning institutions across the globe,” he said.
Mushimba said the program offers “a unique paradigm shift in the way students access education” and Zambia should follow the trend in the fast-changing world.
Anthony Yu, Head of Huawei Zambia, said the company is committed to accompany the Zambian government in its digital transformation strategy.