Airtel, Buyright Partnership Venture adopts Zinox Whizkid 2 in Nigeria
By Ikenna UGWU
LAGOS-IN search of measures to end poor examination results by students in JS3 and SS3 across Nigeria,
Airtel Nigeria and a new Multi Platform technology company, Buyright Africa Dotcom, have perfected plans to unveil a winning formula for students’ success tagged the “Airtel Zinox Whizkid2 bundle offer’’.
The Zinox Whizkid2 which, has consistently produced 91% success average in the past 2 years, comes standard with Windows 7 Starter, is embedded with an Airtel SIM card bundled with FREE 500MB of 3 months data plan, over 100,000 simulated exam questions and answers for JAMB, WAEC, NECO, and Post UME examinations.
The Whizkid2 also has a Zinox Card – a web based e-knowledge tool that empowers users with the world’s largest e-library service complete with over 2 million e-books downloadable in any PC.
In addition, the Whizkid2 is stuffed with knowledge icons like Encarta Premium 2009 including Encarta Kid and Encarta Dictionaries; Skool Nigeria – interactive learning and teaching resources – a collaboration between Intel and Zinox; and Explore Nigeria – highly interactive learning resources with cutting edge technology endorsed by the Federal Government.
Speaking on the partnership, Deepak Srivastava, chief operating officer and Executive Director of Airtel Nigeria, said the joint intervention is in sync with Airtel’s drive for knowledge empowerment for the youth through the provision of affordable and quality education, as can be attested to by the success of its Adopt-A-School programme.
“We are committed to a partnership that adds value to not only our customers but the entire citizenry especially the youths, who are the future leaders and nation builders of tomorrow. Our collaboration with a reputable company like Buyright Africa further underscores our quest to consistently put Nigerians indeed students and young professionals on the driving seat, as we move closer to fulfilling our vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of the people”, Srivastava enthused.
In his comments, Mr. Emomine Mukoro, managing director of Buyright Africa, praised Airtel Nigeria for acting in the public interest by providing free 3 months internet access to the acclaimed knowledge power house, the Zinox Whizkid2. He assured that any child who manages to go through 60% of the questions and answers on the Zinox Whizkid2 is guaranteed a minimum score of 80% success in any o’ level, A’ Level and professional examinations.
Mukoro stated that: “By this lofty initiative, Airtel and Buyright are providing valuable resources to help students and their teachers, learn and revise for their exams and also explore the wider world of education. The objective is to provide a rich and integrated approach to teaching and learning aimed at higher grades at examinations, improved global ranking for education institutions in Nigeria, while enhancing IT competencies and making Nigeria’s school leavers competitive.”
Students and career professionals that purchase the Airtel bundled Zinox Whizkid2 will automatically access the World e-books library through the Zinox Card and enjoy downloads including: 59,000 medical e-documents and books; 11,000 classic literature; 1,000 Chemistry e-books, 500 Mathematics e-books; 250 Physics e-books and 680,000 e-books from other subjects.
The suite also contains Physics simulation tools; Creative, Observation and Skills Development tools, Teacher Lessons Plans, Worksheets and Classroom Articles developed in partnership with the World e-books library.
The Zinox Whizkid2 is the result of years of on-going research by the R&D of Zinox Computers to produce a notebook that has the content to make significant contributions to critical sectors of nation building – this time to the quality of the products of education in Nigeria.