The National Education Research and Development Council, NERDC, has commended Globacom for designing Glo Mobile Tutor which it described as a comprehensive and affordable application that would revolutionize education in the country.
The Council’s Head of Information Technology, Mr. Christian Obi who stated this at the launch of Glo Mobile Tutor in Lagos on Friday confirmed that the application took cognizance of the national curricula for primary and secondary schools, adding that it would be reviewed regularly.
He said the contents of the application were developed painstakingly and videos produced to enable an average student self-teach himself.
Also speaking at the launch of the app, the Lagos State Chairman of National Union of Teachers, Comrade Segun Raheem commended Globacom for the initiative which he said would complement the Lagos State customized laptops presented to teachers and wean students from the home video and games addiction.
Welcoming guests earlier, Globacom’s Sales Director, Glo 1 Enterprise, Mrs. Bolanle Ogundogba said Glo Mobile Tutor placed the power of education within the reach of every child in all the 774 local government areas of Nigeria.
“Glo, having realized that there’s a relatively low literacy rate in Nigeria and Africa due to lack of infrastructure and sufficient manpower needed to impart knowledge, found the need to introduce this service to complement the efforts of relevant authorities, ”Mrs. Ogundogba added.
The application’s contents are provided by Roducate
She assured Nigerians of Globacom’s continued support for education because of its believe that good education makes a great nation and encouraged parents and guardians to avail their children and wards of this laudable technology with its pocket-friendly tariffs and rates.
Ogundogba said that Globacom is building the best and biggest global telecommunication brand focused on supporting the people with a reliable platform to enable them reach their fullest potentials. To enjoy the service, subscribers are to text EDUW to 4244 at N75 weekly, or EDUM to 4244 at N150 monthly.
The innovation is loaded with both West African and British Curricula and has been endorsed by the relevant educational bodies such as the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), the National Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) and Federal Ministry of Communication Technology .
The Glo Mobile Tutor is one of the many innovations that Globcom has introduced as part of its commitment to improve the lives of Nigerians. The plan is open to both new and existing subscribers.