Anambra State Government has joined other states in engaging the services of Cinfores Limited, the country’s foremost e-Learning software solution tagged ICT4Education Development aimed at power the state’s educational system.
The engagement, according to the state authorities, became necessary to enable government adopt Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the development of the education sector through the deployment of e-learning solutions and other technologies to help her overcome some of the challenges of the sector.
Already, 22,000 licences of the nation's best-selling and foremost e-learning and examination preparatory software, the BrainFriend, have been deployed for distribution to 253 public secondary schools in the state.
The Brainfriend software comes ready with over 50,000 questions, answers, and explanations covering over 42 teaching subjects of the primary through the senior secondary school, and career guide covering major disciplines offered in Nigerian and some other West African universities. It also covers the Nigerian national curriculum, and over 50 e-books on the elementary and secondary schools teaching subjects and lots more.
The software also has a mobile version for smart phones, which can be downloaded from the Google play store.
While reviewing the solution, the state governor, Mr. Peter Obi expressed delight in the solution developed locally by young Nigerians who evidently have their hearts bent on improving the plights of Nigerian school children.
“I am impressed with the product, especially with the fact that it was indigenously developed with local content that suits the nation’s education system. These are the kinds of people and products we want to spend time with in partnership especially on education and ICT matters, because education is the only capital used today to invest into the great future”, the governor said. He explained that the state’s engagement of Cinfores Limited on the deployment of the BrainFriend educational software would be a great form of encouragement to up-coming software developers.
The adoption of the software, he added was another giant stride towards ensuring quality education in the country and Anambra State in particular.
Obi said the software portrays some huge potential to transform the landscape of education when fully deployed and effectively utilised.
Speaking on the benefits of the solution, Co-founder of Cinfores Limited, Mr. Ikechi Nwogu, said deployment of the solution by the Anambra State government was a wakeup call to every well-meaning administration in the country.
“The whole essence of governance is about making an improvement to the lives of the citizenry, and a clear cut investment in education is the sure path to growth and development for any nation that wants to be great,” he stated.
“This is another milestone achievement for Cinfores Limited and the Nigerian education sector and only indicates that our vision as a company to enhance education in Nigeria is not a futile venture. With concerted efforts from all stakeholders in this direction, we believe the decadence in the sector will one day be a thing of the past,” he said.
While speaking on some of the interesting engagements, the Head Business Development of the software company, Mrs. Jachi Briggs, expressed optimism that before long, Nigerians would heave a sigh of relief as the company was already in talks with a number of state governments, federal government parastatals, multinational organisations, and well-meaning individuals to have deployments of the software spread across the country.