Teaching of science and computer technology in Nigeria's higher education space is set to be simplified and revolutionised with the introduction of an innovative new academic resource by Microsoft called Faculty Connection. At the first ever Microsoft Academic Day held in Lagos, the company announced this major initiative as a part of the comprehensive education partnership and program of action to accelerate educational development in Nigeria. Microsoft also used the platform to highlight the strategic importance of the company's innovative education programs including IT Academy and the Imagine Cup Competition, Live@Edu.
According to Mr. Attilla Szenvedi, Microsoft's Developer and Platform Manager for West, East and Central Africa, Microsoft designed Faculty Connection to address the challenges educators face in teaching technology students. He further explained that the Faculty Connection features valuable tools and academic materials that are exclusively packaged to support technology educators, adding that the site offers a wide variety of material ranging from introductory topics to advanced system design, robotics and embedded development topics.