With the ban on schools due to the coronavirus scourge; Zinox Technologies Limited, Sub-Saharan Africa’s foremost technology company; has unveiled a digital learning solution designed to aid schools; as well as other educational institutions maintain the interaction between teachers and their pupils without physical contact; or the need to assemble in a classroom.
Through this digital tool, Zinox will bring together all stakeholders in the learning ecosystem on a virtual platform; thereby bridging the social distance enforced by the coronavirus threat.
Indeed, the revolutionary solution will serve as a delight to teachers, pupils and educational institutions; as it will enable them carry on their curriculum in spite of the ban on schools announced by the government. Part of the cutting-edge utilities offered by the solution is the opportunity it affords teachers and other instructors; to connect with and hold virtual classes with their students. Courses and lesson notes can also be uploaded on the platform for easy recall; while assignments can also be handed out to the pupils/students and submitted by them, all on the platform.
‘‘As a forward-thinking and foremost technology company; Zinox is determined not to allow the coronavirus pandemic stall the learning of our young ones; who are indispensable elements in the future of Nigeria. Consequently, we have launched this virtual learning solution to bridge the gap,’’ disclosed Head of Research & Development; Zinox, Onochie Eche-Chukwuma.
‘‘Through this platform, key participants in the learning cycle – teachers, pupils, administrators and even parents – have a virtual platform; one on which to connect seamlessly without having to suffer the inconveniences of the ban placed on schools; which will come into effect on Monday. Teachers can hold virtual classes at pre-agreed times with their pupils between the hours of 9am – 2pm. Thereafter, pupils can rely on the platform for additional learning resources at their own leisure in the hours between 3pm–8pm. What’s more, the platform allows for two-way communication. Assignments can equally be handed out and submitted by teachers and pupils/students respectively.
‘‘It is a revolutionary tool which resonates with our status as a brand focused on future visions of a greater Nigeria. Already, we have seen huge interest from schools and other educational institutions who have started signing up for the solution.’’
Indeed, the Lagos State Government is set to close down all public and private schools from Monday March 23; as part of preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, said in a statement that; the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. Further, the statement advised parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home; wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitizers and observe high standards of personal hygiene.
“The closure is not intended to create panic but to arrest the spread of the disease; which has become a global threat. Children should be encouraged to remain at home,” the Commissioner said in the statement made available to newsmen.
Also, the Federal Government has directed the closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide.
Nigeria’s first internationally recognized Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM); Zinox Technologies Limited has been at the forefront of leading the ICT revolution in Nigeria. For over 18 years, Zinox has been Nigeria’s IT identity; delivering a suite of cutting-edge but affordable technological solutions, which include high-end personal computers (PCs); laptops, power service, servers, workstations and a host of IT solutions.
Recently, the foremost tech company has diversified into the lifestyle consumer market; with the iTEC brand which has won the hearts of a growing audience; with a range of lifestyle and home & kitchen appliances including TV sets, generators, electric kettles, microwaves, toasters; coffee makers and sandwich makers, among others.