Cinfores boosts e-learning with new software
The Nigerian education sector is set to receive a new boost with the launch of the 2016 version of Cinfores BrainFriend Platinum, Nigeria’s e-learning and exam preparatory software.
According to the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Cinfores Limited, Ibifuro Asawo, said that while the firm has championed change in the education sector through its products and services in e-learning, schools/campus administration, scholarships management among others. Consequently, its various stakeholders’ engagements with students, teachers, school administrators at both the Federal and State levels as regards BrainFriend, has been reassuring and impressive.
This is so because the software has the capacity to provide enhanced education and give access to education to both disadvantaged and underserved children of school age, across board.
He added that “as a proven tool for enhanced academic success, Cinfores has already sold over 500,000 licenses of the software in both public and private schools; homes; with a few state and national project deployments”. “Over seven Original Equipment Manufacturers, (OEMs) have signed up to bundle it along with their devices in addition to the existing list of OEMs that have been bundling the older version of the software”, he explained.
Asawo enthused that the 2016 BrainFriend Platinum which is billed to commence shipping soon, has many features including over 70,000 questions/answers/explanations based on the national curriculum, 59 subjects including the three major Nigerian languages, and five vocational subjects.
It also carries the new national curriculum for schools in Nigeria, e-books to guide students and teachers, video lessons and animations on themes and topics in various subjects, educational games, career guide for students and teachers, and aptitude test items, among others.
Asawo ascertained that BrainFriend Platinum is a deviation from the traditional teaching methods, but designed to complement the traditional teaching and learning processes. It is an enhancement on the previous versions of BrainFriend as the videos, animations, documentary drama and educational games are all new features that take teaching and learning, to a whole new level. According to him, “these features were designed to reinforce teaching while making learning more fun and simpler”.
While assuring that both corps members and graduates without education background can effectively deliver quality lessons to pupils and students of different learning levels, Asawo opined that the 2016 BrainFriend Platinum, can also be used, to bridge the gap for children in Internally Displaced Persons’ Centres (IDPCs) or refugee camps, who have been cut off from the structural school setting due to the causes of their displacements.
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