Zinox offices nationwide are experiencing a last minute rush as the 750,000 computer ownership promo second phase enters its last month.
Launched in the last quarter of 2009 and slated to end on March 31, the promo has surpassed the expectations of its design.
It has become the IT rallying point for proprietors of educational institutions, heads of public schools-including tertiary institutions, decision makers in the private and public sectors-including the military and para-military organizations and employers who want to computerize their work forces and operations.
The management of the Computerize Nigeria Project (CNP) has used the success of this promo to reaffirm its belief in the capacity of the governments and people of Nigeria to adequately address the IT needs of this country, said, Loretta Agbakoba, head of CNP.
The second phase of the 750,000 computer ownership promo is embedded with the incredible benefit of a Zinox e learning suite worth N62, 000, free for one year, and a free Zinox digi lamp to enhance reading in a country where blackouts have become a norm.
The e learning suite, which Zinox developed in partnership with World e library is currently number 1 in Africa and contains 750,000 e-books downloadable in any PC; 59,000 medical e documents and e-books; 11,000 classic literature e-books; 1,000 Chemistry e-books, 500 Mathematics e-books; 250 Physics e-books; and 680,000 e-books more. The suite also contains Physics simulation tools, creative, observation, and skills development tools, teacher lessons plans, worksheets, and classroom articles. The e learning suite holds a lot of promise for educational institutions who want to be rated among the world’s best and Governments who wish to accelerate the pace towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the vision 20/ 2020 stressed Agbakoba,
Explaining how it works, the Head Computerize Nigeria said that participation is open to all Nigerians and employers may take advantage of the promo to computerize their staff simply by issuing an employer’s guaranty. No bank guarantees are required. All the frustrating documentation that have hitherto made Computer Ownership schemes tedious and unpleasant have been clipped off. All a prospect needs do is to decide whether to pay the very low cash prices or subscribe to the 12 months installment option. Mrs. Agbakoba explained that the e-learning suites would be automatic to the 1st 100,000 laptops purchased. All products would enjoy immediate delivery and the respective manufacturer warranty of the OEMs. She said that the CNP and her OEM Partners would deliver on all their promises. She reiterated that the total package pricing is not available to any other company in Africa and that the CNP would make a refund if better prices were found elsewhere.
The ambition of the board and management of CNP in her promotion of digital knowledge democracy in Nigeria is to work with tested globally rated partners and create digital access for Nigerians mostly the middle class and disadvantaged. We also create platforms for the rich to upgrade digitally in order to sustain wealth beyond this generation. As Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh would always say, “It is the knowledge gap in families in Nigeria that has made it impossible for wealth to be sustained from generation to generation”.
Computerize Nigeria Project a non- profit organization was launched by a team of IT technocrats led by Ekeh in 2001. The launch opened a new vista in cost effectively digital tooling of individuals, institutions and corporate entities, and launched the first Computer ownership scheme in Nigeria. The Board of CNP is presently chaired by Prof. Ibidapo Obe.