Nigeria students PC ownership scheme now underway
DEVELOPMENT| Dec. 3, 2012, 7:21 a.m.
Students in Nigeria can now buy PCs through a partnership between the government, banks and manufacturers.
The Ministry of Communication Technology, in conjunction with the National Technology Development Agency NITDA, PC assemblers, universities, banks, global technology companies and telecoms companies, enables students to acquire PCs for as little 3500 payable monthly.
The initiative includes local Original Equipment Manufacturers like Zinox, Speedstar, Brian, Omatek, Veda Computers, 12 universities; six banks; the National Universities Commission, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth Development.
ICT Minister Omobola Johnson says: ‘’There is a whole world of knowledge and learning to be found on the internet and we must ensure that our young students have unfettered access to this world so they can participate meaningfully in the knowledge society that we are trying to build...Now this computer also comes bundled with the internet because today a computer is useless without connectivity to the internet."
The Student Computer Ownership Scheme is now accessible at www.cosportal.com.ng
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