Innovation: ZINOX Unveils Digital Solution to Enhance Learning During Shutdown
Zinox Technologies Limited has launched a digital learning solution designed to aid schools and other educational institutions in maintaining interaction between teachers and pupils without physical contact or the need to assemble in a classroom.
Launched this week, Zinox will bring together all stakeholders in the educational ecosystem on a virtual platform, thereby bridging the learning gap created by the social distance policy enforced by the government in curbing the spread of the coronavirus threat.
According to Onochie Eche-Chukwuma, Head of Research and Development at Zinox, the new development is expected to prevent the coronavirus pandemic from stalling the education of young ones, who are indispensable elements in the future of Nigeria. “Through this platform, key participants in the learning cycle teachers, pupils, administrators and even parents-have a virtual platform to connect seamlessly without to suffer the inconveniences of the ban placed on schools,” he said.
The digital platform is expected to serve as a delight to teachers, pupils, and educational institutions as it will enable them to continue with academic activities in spite of the closure of schools.
Part of the solution introduced by the firm is the opportunity it affords to teachers and other instructors to connect with and hold virtual classes with their students. Courses and lesson notes are uploaded on the platform for easy recall while assignments can be handed out to the students which are expected to be submitted via the platform, which enables two-way communication.
Teachers can hold virtual classes at pre-agreed times with their pupils between the hours of 9am and 2pm, after which students are allowed to rely on the platform for additional leaning resources at their own leisure in the hours between 3 pm-8pm.
“It is a revolutionary tool that resonates with our status as a brand focused on future visions of a greater Nigeria. Already, we have seen huge interest from schools and other educational institutions who have started signing up for the solution,” Onochie added.
It would be recalled that the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced television programs for learning after the state government closed down all public and private schools on Monday, March 23, 2020. “We have to ensure that we engage our students while they stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the governor said.
Nigeria’s first internationally recognized Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Zinox Limited is one of the leading champions of the ICT revolution in Nigeria. For over 15 years, the company has been a key figure in the IT industry.