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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Zinox Group introduces scholarship scheme for staff children

Zinox Group has introduced scholarship scheme for staff children upto tertiary education who parents earn N.1m annually.

Executive Director Marketing, Technology Distributions, Mrs. Chioma Chimere made this disclosure at the just concluded first Zinox Group Staff awards in Lagos.

She said that Staff Children Scholarship scheme of the group tends to redefine staff welfare, especially by offering scholarships to the children of all staff whose gross salary per annum is less than N1m.

According to her, each staff in this category would have up to three (3) children covered under the scheme through secondary school up to tertiary institution, with one of these children to be trained in a private secondary school.

“The Staff Children Scholarship Scheme is a further confirmation of the Zinox belief that only a commitment to the development of a knowledge economy can bring about the anticipated breakthrough in national development,” she said.

Zinox Group, Mrs. Chimere noted has been preaching Digital Knowledge Democracy as a platform to harnessing technological capacities for national development and has taken the message home to its own staff.

The event which capped a week-long retreat for employees, Chimere said saw awards being instituted to motivate outstanding staff and enhance industry standards.

Some of these recognition, she said, were won in the Long Service Award, Performance Merit Award, Prim and Proper Staff Award, and Staff of the Year Award.

She disclosed that the highpoint of the Awards was the Staff of the Year Award won by Emmanuel Onuegbu, General Manager, Abuja/North for his outstanding performance in achieving revenue targets in the 2010/11 financial year.

Mr. Onuegbu was also praised for his growing marketing versatility that has seen him interact seamlessly with all social segments in the Information Technology (IT) market.

Chimere explained that the Staff of the Year Award comes with an upward review of the winners fringe benefits, stressing that the awardees home branch at Abuja would also enjoy some benefits as a means of encouraging team work.

Reacting, the Group Chairman of Zinox Technologies, Dr. Leo-Stan Ekeh, noted that the emphasis on education reinforces his belief that only good quality education available to all will lead the Nigerian nation to greatness.

Dr. Ekeh also disclosed that the Zinox Group would increase its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the educational sector through the provision of more digital centers and IT laboratories in tertiary institutions in the six geopolitical zones in the country.

The preceding week of the Staff awards, he said, was a period of introspection as the group reviewed the past year and made out plans to remain Number 1 in 2011.

The chairman further said that Zinox’s Research and Development department was set to introduce a new range of Personal Computers (PCs) that would be the cynosure of all eyes.

“Our intention is to provide solutions to the needs of the Nigerian nation and sub Saharan Africa in general. The technology would be appropriate in terms of affordability and durability, and remain a source of national pride,” he assured.

ITRealms Online recalls that Zinox Group is reputed as Africa’s most integrated Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firm that made its debut in 2001, by a team of tested IT technocrats with a combined experience of over 128 years in different continents.

Remmy Nweke
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