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Local students receive mobile app boost

08 October 2014, 08:49Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The country's education standards are poised to improve after the national telecommunications carrier launched a mobile phone application aimed at enabling students study and prepare for examinations.
The application, Glo Mobile Tutor, powered by Roducate, was launched in Lagos  as one of the components of a broader education-based initiatives of Globacom.
Glo Mobile Tutor, which Glo has introduced in partnership with John and Robert, incorporates full Junior and Secondary school curricula and has been specially designed to provide instant knowledge and prepare students for examinations success.

The application is said to be rich in content such as lecture notes, live video lectures, timed mock exams, structured assignments, revision videos and access to an experienced counselor.

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Speaking during the launch, Sales Director, Glo 1 Enterprise, Bolanle Ogundogba, said Globacom was committed to the development and education of the Nigerian child.

"The Glo Mobile Tutor provides instant knowledge and puts the power of education within the reach of every child in all the 774 local government areas of Nigeria.”
She explained that Glo, having realized a relatively low literacy rate in Nigeria and Africa, due to lack of basic educational infrastructure and sufficient manpower needed to impart knowledge, found the need to introduce this service with the application and contents provided by Roducate.
The innovation, according to the official, is loaded with both West African and British curricula and has been endorsed by the relevant educational bodies such as the the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), the National Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) and Federal Ministry of Communication Technology.
Ogundogba assured Nigerians of Globacom’s continued support for education because of its belief that good education made a great nation.

The official encouraged parents and guardians to avail their children and wards of this laudable technology with its pocket-friendly tariffs and rates.
The Chief Executive of Robert and John, Femisola Awosika, said the company decided to partner with Globacom because it realized the mobile operator had a burning passion to revolutionize education in Nigeria. ‎

- CAJ News


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