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Osun State expands on education innovation making the KnowledgeTab commercially available

KnowledgeTab popularly known as “Opon-Imo” has gained popularity from the media with the first launch by Osun State government for the state’s students. Phillips Consulting, the company behind the device production announced the commercial availability of the device for private schools, companies, Government and Government bodies in a lunch meeting with Nigerian top technology blogs including Tech Africa. This makes it now accessible to much wider audience to enjoy from this educational innovation in other parts of Nigeria.

The Android 4.2 driven tablet computer is specially designed for Senior Secondary School students in Nigeria, offering, in a single package, an e-Library [comprising 56 sets of textbooks based on the Federal Government’s approved curriculum, and covering the 17 core subjects available in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), the National Examination Council (NECO) and the Senior School Certificate in Education (SSCE)], a Virtual Classroom (containing 51 high quality video tutorials and 15 hours of audio voice overs, covering 823 textbook chapters) and an Assessment Zone (containing over 29,000 simulated past questions covering a period of ten years).

Its comprehensive package of government-curriculum based material also means it will be useful for independent JAMB and GCE candidates, preparing for post-secondary education from outside the formal secondary school system. Apart from the standard content, the Tablet offers an array of extra-curricular material, including moral instruction, educational games, language lessons and health information.

Thinking specifications? We know its got 512MB of RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity. First launched in 2013 in senior secondary schools across the State of Osun as ‘Opon Imo’, the low-cost, high-value tablet has in the last one year garnered a string of awards and rave reviews within and outside Nigeria. It is currently being used by 20,000 students in the State’s public education system.

The device review and pricing would be posted here once a unit is made available for us but for now enjoy the pictures from the lunch event.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Interesting. Looking forward to seeing the review and do hope it's affordable. In all, good move to scale up the initiative.

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