Wednesday, August 12, 2009

e-Book, Zinox strikes new deal

Leading public on-line library, the World e-Books Library (WEL), and Zinox Computers have entered into an exclusive deal for the West African market.

The partnership would introduce a new technically cutting edge e-knowledge product in Nigeria.

This product is a very powerful web-based e-knowledge tool that would differentiate the Zinox brand and accelerate customer satisfaction by innovatively empowering users of Zinox Computers with the world’s largest e-library service, with over 1,000,000 e-books.

Confirming this deal, Global Chief Marketing Officer, The WEL Limited, Mr. Walter Kny, said that this learning-development tool offers students, teachers, and parents e-resources that match their specific learning styles leading to improved academic performance.

“It is interactive and even offers tutoring support online in all disciplines. This digital content is aimed at making West Africa a 100 per cent e-literate and digital society by 2020, while strengthening Zinox as the destination ICT partner of all corporate and education authorities in the sub region,” he said.

Mr. Kny, also asserted at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zinox Technologies Limited in Europe, recently that the choice of Zinox for this partnership was due its antecedents, reputation and pedigree.

Equally, he was impressed that an African company based in Nigeria has been tirelessly promoting the vision of knowledge democracy, hence, Kny commended the resilience of Zinox Group in sustaining the drive for IT penetration in West African sub-region.

Commenting, Zinox chairman, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh, said that the digital knowledge content would be integrated into Zinox Computers as part of efforts at actualizing this partnership.

“It is a breakthrough for two main reasons; Firstly, it justifies the Zinox vision for a technology to enable people to learn anytime, anywhere; to empower the educational sector to produce world-class graduates that would lead Nigeria to her rightful place as the giant of Africa.

“Zinox has selflessly contributed to IT penetration in the education sector through discounted computer ownership projects and subsidized training schemes; in addition to the donation of digital laboratories and digital centers.

“Secondly, the partnership with the World e-Books Library, guarantees that every Zinox system comes standard with over 1,000,000 e – books and over 23,000 audio books, answers the yearnings of many computer users in Nigeria for a comprehensive information resource to aid both practical and theoretical on-line learning,” he said.

Additionally, Ekeh applauded WEL for the partnership, saying that it has become a source of affordable education with the potential to save costs of both formal and informal education.

“It would greatly reduce the effect of the lack of textbooks in the West African sub region and eliminate the issuance and purchase of too many handouts in our schools as the best books in the world are hosted online,” he said.

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