21 November 2012

Nigeria: Education Sector Gets 'Free, Software'

Lagos — Software development for the education sector that began silently at the University of Jos (Unijos) almost a decade ago, is gradually sizzling to burst into a national and global product.

Mr. Owen Iyoha, Director, Datasphir Solutions Ltd, a pioneer developer of the said soft-ware at Unijos, told newsmen that the software, "EduERP- which will give digital ease to so many education-based procedures and operations," will be launced on November 28, at the University of Lagos.

The new soft-ware, Vanguard learnt, is ready for the market and it is free.

Speaking on EduERP application, Iyoha said: "EduERP will facilitate automated matriculation number registration, automated examination result grading, automated student hostel allocation, examination processing and Senate result report, fee payment interface and fee management system."

He added: "Ths is the first of its kind from Nigeria. I believe we have the best software and it is free, absolutely free. We'll make do with consultancy for big firms and young developers."

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