27 December 2012

Nigeria: Omatek to Boost ICT Market With e-Learning Skills

Omatek Computers is expanding the opportunity of acquiring computers with its new Omatek e-learning scheme that will make it easier and more affordable for Nigerians to own computers.

Announcing the new scheme in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of Omatek Computers, Mrs. Florence Seriki, said the scheme would provide a platform to ensure that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tools are deployed to class rooms under a carefully structured learning environment equipped with internet connectivity to create a virtual connection between students and teachers.

"With this development, Omatek is ready to give adequate support to computer for students' initiative of the federal government through the ministry of communications technology," Seriki said.

The initiative was launched recently by the Minister to create a platform for Nigerian students to acquire laptops at reasonable prices and also create market opportunities for Omatek brands.

The e-leaning scheme involves the deployment of a robust content and curriculum as well as monitoring and evaluation modules to ensure seamless implementation under which students can explore educational contents under guidance by tutors that make the learning experience an exciting and cost effective one.

The Omatek e-Learning scheme is powered by the Omatek e-Xpress Initiative conceived in 2004 to ensure easy access to computer systems without the challenges of affordability. The initiative is a flexible computer acquisition and payment scheme which enables beneficiaries to pay for any computer of their choice through a structured payment plan.

The Omatek eLearning scheme has been divided into modules called laptop for learning module (L4L); and a homogenous platform where the practice of teaching and learning can enjoy intervention by the introduction of IT tools required to create an e-learning environment across schools. Components that make up the L4L module include Hardware, Software, Content, Training, Monitoring & Evaluation, Connectivity and the Establishment of Resource Centres and Capacity Building.

"For the scheme to cater for all categories of individuals and sector groupings, the scheme is designed to be effective irrespective of social status. The Omatek e-Xpress initiative comes with a huge funding support from our partnering banks and consists of e- Consumer, e - mobile, e- tertiary, and e- youth," Seriki said.

She explained that to properly harness the requirements within the education space, the scheme was further restructured to capture the education sector with the other sectors falling within the e-mobile and e-consumer space.

"The new e-Xpress scheme will be sub-divided into the e-learning initiative, the e-mobile, and the e-consumer all targeted towards public civil servants, teachers, lecturers, teachers, students, corporate executives, corporate organisations, educational institutions, SME's and other citizens to acquire computers through a convenient and structured payment plan which spans 12 - 24 months," she said.

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