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MobiTutor, Airtel unveil SmartTrybe Junior


 
MobiTutor, the mobile devices technology giant and Airtel, the number one Telecommunications service provider in Nigeria have unveiled SmartTrybe Junior, an innovative educational e-book mobile device, ITRealms report.

The Managing Director, MobiTutor Systems, Barry Taylor, said the partnership recognized the fact that education should be fun and that is why the software is interlaced with educational materials, videos and other applications so that the children could study and still entertain themselves.

At the launch which took place, Tuesday, at Shoprite in Victoria Island, Lagos, Taylor said SmartTrybe software is restricted to only educational sites, adding that  even though  it runs on any android device, it automatically  blocks all access to social media platform, ITRealms learnt.

“It can be downloaded on any smart phone, most Blackberries, android can use it and it has features for the parent to access it and know how the child is studying,” Taylor said

“The partnership is unique in the sense that there are limited places where you can access e-book in Nigeria and this is what MobiTutor guarantees and the distribution question, which Airtel brings to the table. The partnership has ensured strong security system so that the children do not break into the blacklisted sites as MobiTutor in partnership with Airtel are working with the best technology firms across the world,” Taylor added.

According to him the software is designed for those in primary 1 up to SS classes, saying that it was not meant to replace the teacher but rather designed to further   develop, enhance and articulate questions which the teacher would help the pupil to answer, adding that there are preloaded thousands of questions from knowledgeable professionals for the benefit of the child. He said that Nigerians are among the highest smartphone users in the world even as he stated that the partnership will last for a long time.

SmartTrybe Junior, ITRealms gathered, is an e-library with over 206 e-textbooks by Evans Publishers and over 50,000 flash cards for the lads to practice with, 36,000 practice test questions and answers, and over 22,000 mock exams. The device also comes with data plan of N100 a day, N600 a week and N1500 monthly data plan even as the pupil has opportunity to enjoy 10 per cent of every Airtel recharge made by the parent.

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