Lagos - Nigeria's endorsement of a major e-learning software tool is poised to promote local content in software development in the country.
The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Education (FME) has endorsed the BrainFriend e-learning and examination preparatory software from CINFORES as a tool for the enhancement of teaching and learning methods in local schools.
CINFORES Limited is an indigenous software provider, which has over the years developed various educational solutions including the eCampus and electronic scholarship management information system.
The endorsement of BrainFriend software was done after due assessment by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, (NERDC).
The Manager of Business Development at CINFORES Limited, Jachi Briggs said the endorsement was a landmark move.
She said public authentication proved the software attained the requisites for a standard e-learning tool suitable for the development of the education sector in Nigeria.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has approved and certified the software.
This is in line with the agency’s policy to test and ensure the quality of locally developed software, in a bid to make them meet the required global standards.
The e-learning tool is said to guarantee excellent result when used consistently by students or teachers.
Already, the 2013 version of the software features over 50 000 questions, answers and explanations covering over 40 subjects.
It is available for mobile devices running on Android with iOS and Windows Mobile versions to be released by the end of Q2 2013.
- CAJ News