19 February 2013

Nigeria: Zinox Develops PC Charging Solution for Higher Institutions

Zinox Innovation Centre has developed a cost effective power solution that will support tertiary institutions' critical ICT infrastructure and enable students to charge up to 2,500 laptops every hour on campus free.

This was revealed to some post graduate students from different Nigerian universities who visited Zinox Corporate Headquarters in Lagos recently.

The chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, said his management developed the new product in response to the slow pace of improvement in the power sector and the need to enable students with access to global resources that are cheap and easy to source online. He lamented that the lack of power in the educational institutions was leading to a new culture of procrastination among the youths.

Students have to wait for light whether it is from the national grid or the school's generator to solve their assignments, charge their phones and laptops, respond to the school's authorities and these can turn to disasters in a knowledge era where even reflexes are tied to the ICT equipment.

The Zinox Chairman noted that some parents can afford to buy laptops and subscribe internet for their children who are in Nigerian institutions, but most times, due to power challenges, these equipment are not used as no tertiary institution can run generators for 24 hours, seven days a week due to the high cost of diesel.

He said the Zinox Innovative Power Solution would return immediacy to the conduct of the youths and ultimately catalyze the development of a knowledgeable and proactive work force and called on corporate organisations to help the governments to solve the problems of education by commissioning research into these problems.

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