MTN Nigeria has launched a product called MTN Education Bundle set to optimize children’s educational, skills development and socialisation experience.
The MTN Education Bundle consists of free Intel Laptop preloaded with rich educational content specially designed for children from nursery to senior secondary, to enable them learn and explore the world through the Internet. It comes with a free internet modem and free educational data to help kids learn online.
According to MTN, the service will make learning fun and rewarding experience for children and more so is the packages capability to help get the genius out of ordinary children”.
MTN says the tools are aimed at helping children brush up their Math, English and science skills as well as explore the world with the rich Encyclopedia Britannica.
It will in addition enable children access educational games, videos and other learning tools. The bundle has a full parental control to help even parents do their own work — as the children would not have access adult content or play only websites.
The product is a great boost to more than 20 million primary school and 6 million in secondary school children in Nigeria with only 22 percent who are computerliterate.
The various packages are available at affordable rates in major MTN Walk-In Centers in Lagos, Abuja & Port-Harcourt and are spreading to major towns across Nigeria. A Zinox Smart Netbook with 3 months free Internet access (750MB) goes at N71, 500, while a Zinox Smart Convertible Netbook with 3 months free internet access (750MB) sells at N83, 000. A Samsung Intel Netbook (NP-102) with a 3 months Internet access (1.5GB) sells for N63, 000 and a Samsung Intel Laptop (NP-300) + 3 months Internet access (1.5GB) at N110, 000.
MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group, Africa leading cellular telecommunications company launched in Nigeria in 2001. MTN currently has offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. It has invested US$1.8 billion in building mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria and provides services in 223 cities and towns, more than 10,000 villages, communities, and a growing number of highways across the country, spanning the 36 states of the Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.