Remember Opon Imo, Osun State’s initiative that handed educational tablets to about 20,000 secondary school students in the state?
Softcom Limited – the company behind the initiative – in conjunction with Philips Consulting, has announced plans to introduce the award-winning educational tablet to the general market. The tablet has been aptly re-branded as the Knowledgetab. It will be formally presented, on the 25th of March, to an audience of tech bloggers and online platforms focused on technology, education and marketing. TechCabal will be there.
The Knowledgetab is a 512MB RAM, 32GB ROM Android 4.2 tablet. It is bundled with tons of FG-approved resources for secondary school students. These include 56 sets of textbooks, covering 17 core subjects available in the major examinations (WAEC, NECO and JAMB), high quality video tutorials and 15 hours worth of audio recordings, covering 823 textbook chapters.
That’s not all. The Knowledgetab was designed specifically with the Nigerian condition in mind. All pre-loaded content is accessible without an internet connection, battery life is supposedly superb and it is touted to be able to withstand extremes weather and handling conditions. The device also comes with a 12-month warranty, and a promised lifespan of five years, and is available in a wide range of colours, depending on customer specifications.
The first batch of Knowledgetab units will begin rolling out with a target of close to a million total units in the coming months.