Lenovo and GEMS Education have agreed to expand their partnership to further include opportunities for students in gaming. The deal will see Lenovo’s second “Legion Gaming Zone” at GEMS FirstPoint School receive Legion PCs and monitors for gaming immersion, and high-performance ThinkStation workstations for designing and programming.
“Our focus on innovations is aimed at increasing student engagement and collaboration and supporting their learning outcomes with a STEM-centered approach,” said Baz Nijjar, Principal Advisor of Education Technology at GEMS Education. “Through the rollout of Lenovo’s esports program at GEMS FirstPoint School, we are providing a world-class environment in which students can develop as exponential thinkers and further build their social, emotional and interpersonal skills. Our partnership with Lenovo sets a foundation to increase inclusivity and outreach to students across the GEMS network. We see esports as a gateway to providing meaningful opportunities that will support lifelong learning by developing transferrable employability skills.”
GEMS FirstPoint School is the first institution in the Emirates (and wider region) to offer international BTEC courses in esports, creative media, and game design. Now, with Lenovo’s top-of-the-line technology, it will allow for even greater practical and professional skills development for students.
(All information was provided by ZAWYA)