The first batch of beneficiaries of the Z-SCOP were University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State and Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, just as UNN has advanced plans to buy about 1,500 laptops and the figure is expected to hit 3,500, while the University of Agriculture started with 1,300 laptops.
Already Zinox has delivered 1000 to UNN and 500 to University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Z-SCOP is a major design by the first Nigerian PC certified manufacturer, Zinox Technologies, to encourage the use of computers in homes, offices and schools.
Speaking at the occasions, chairman of Zinox, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh, said it is more rewarding on the long run for one to invest in a Personal Computer (PC) than collecting cars, stressing that ownership of PC would benefit the entire family.
To encourage this penetration, he said, Zinox has designed special arrangement, which allows school authorities in the country to buy into the concept and not only own computers for themselves, but also to equipment their classrooms.
Thus allowing students, workers, and university dons among others, to own their systems without any hiccup.
While commending the management of the two schools for the will to embrace Information and Communication Technology (ICT) wholistically, Dr. Ekeh said that every decision taken to at this stage extends to the children as beneficiaries.
He was particular about the schools choice of Zinox brand, stressing that by patronizing a Nigerian brand guaranties the system to be running 24 hours a day in this environment.
In his comment, Vice Chancellor of University of Agriculture, Umudike, Prof. Ikenna Onyiudo, noted that technology is the common factor today, with respect to the global village.
“I believe in what Leo Stan Ekeh is doing. I believe he is changing lives in this country and I align with that mission,” Prof Onyiudo said.
Presenting the day’s lecture, president, Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr. Emeka Eze, admonished that anybody setting up business in the country must know that there was no Nigeria standard but a global standard.
Mr. Eze emphasised for instance that his computers carry the same contents like most of the major global brands.
According to him, the advantage Zinox has over others, is that the company has well trained engineers that are able to respond immediately to any problem that may arise and prevent unnecessary downtime.Present at the occasion were Pro-Chancellor and chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, Prof Bolanle Awe and Vice Chancellor, Prof Chinedu Nebo. Prof Nebo led the distribution of the systems.