Airtel Launches SmartTRYBE Junior e-Learning Product, SIM Card

By Peter Ugwu   |   12 November 2015   |   8:32 pm  
(L-r): Chioma Okolie, assistant CSR manager, Airtel; Oladokun Oye, regional operations director, Airtel, Lagos Region; Abu Dorcas, member, Nigerian Dental Association (NDA); Sola Adeyemi, vice president, Licensing, Compliance and Carrier Relations, Airtel, with a student of Oremeji Primary School II demonstrating how to brush during the Airtel-Unilever Oral Health Hygiene programme in Lagos recently.

(L-r): Chioma Okolie, assistant CSR manager, Airtel; Oladokun Oye, regional operations director, Airtel, Lagos Region; Abu Dorcas, member, Nigerian Dental Association (NDA); Sola Adeyemi, vice president, Licensing, Compliance and Carrier Relations, Airtel, with a student of Oremeji Primary School II demonstrating how to brush during the Airtel-Unilever Oral Health Hygiene programme in Lagos recently.

AIRTEL Nigeria has taken another giant step in reinventing Nigeria’s educational tools in the ICT era with the launch of SmartTRYBE junior.

SmartTRYBE junior is a revolutionary learning product that opens students to a whole new world of mobile learning whilst staying in touch with their parents.

The e-learning product was launched in partnership with Evans Publishers Limited and MobiTutor.
‎Segun Aderinokun‎, head of Youth Segment at Airtel Nigeria, said that SmartTRYBE junior comes with interactive NERDC approved learning electronic subjects and courses designed for pupils to excel.
‎He said, ‘SmartTRYBE junior also comes with additional features that always keeps parents connected with the child. It had affordable ‎features like free calls and SMS to mum and dad from kid’s line; 10% bonus of airtime transferred to kid\’s line when the parent recharge and 100% bonus on data to browse educational sites and much more\’.

‎Aderinokun‎ Added that with the SmartTRYBE Junior SIM, a child receives 10% of all parent’s recharge.
‘In other words, SmartTRYBE kids can stay in touch with parents; friends and family ‎get in touch with unlimited calls and text messages everyday for 30days; an lots more benefits’, he explained.
He added that the solution will further make education interesting to students while enabling teachers to carry out their functions in classrooms with ease.‎

‎He noted that Airtel’s decision to partner with Evans Publishers Limited was based on the Compay’s pedigree in the development of high quality educational and curriculum based as well as leisure books.
‎‎’Evans Pushers are known for their commitment to lifting the standard of education, by developing excellent books and inspiring teachers, who will impart quality education to the pupils which is in.line with Airtel\’s drive in ddeveloping SmartTRYBE, \’ he said.

Speaking to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, Mr. Barry Taylor, MD/CEO, MobiTutor, described Airtel as pacesetters as regards reinventing teaching and learning apparatus in the country.

‎He said that MobiTutor is an advanced platform of services targetted at moving the education sector forward into the ICT age.
He said that SmartTRYBE junior reduces the student’s and teacher’s dependance on physical textbooks as the system will encourage the establishment of knowledge based economies through the creation of a computer literate and technology comfortable generation.

According to him, it also has secondary impact on independant study, home schooling, distance learning, nomadic education and not least of all environmental impacts on reduced consumption of paper products.
‎The product launch was graced by partners from Airtel, Evans, MobiTutor and students from different schools.



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