One of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications service providers, Airtel, has launched a mobile education platform.
The platform is aimed at enhancing the learning experience of children in the age bracket of five to 16 across Nigeria.
According to a statement from the company, the learning tool which is branded Airtel Smart Trybe Junior, integrates three of the major aspects of education: audio visual, textbooks and test, to deliver more than 120 courses to pupils and students in primary 1 to senior secondary school 3 and offers a three-dimensional interactive multimedia-based learning environment designed to help students achieve deeper understanding and higher retention.
The Smart Trybe contains features highly engaging animations of laboratory experiments and lecture notes, classroom approved textbooks and an in-depth compilation of key points and definitions presented as quick study flash cards.
In addition, the Smart Trybe Junior enables users access to pre-loaded eBooks, which are exclusively developed for Airtel by the renowned Evans Publishers and all the courses are based on the current academic curriculum in Nigerian schools.
The study materials are developed in compliance with the Federal Ministry of Education and adapted for pupils and students in the West African sub-region, especially Nigeria.
The chief commercial officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Ahmed Mokhles, who spoke to reporters, explained that Airtel Smart Trybe Junior is part of the company’s contributions towards the development of Nigerian education sector and also to provide empowerment opportunities for children in the primary and secondary schools.
“Our aim is to make learning fun for these kids and for them to gain deeper understanding of what they learn in school, using Airtel Smart Trybe Junior. They will also have access to huge repertoire of learning materials which will enhance their understanding of the subjects in their school curriculum and also spur them to academic excellence. At Airtel, we are committed to helping our customers including children and youths to succeed in their endeavours.”
He went further to explain some of the unique features of the Smart Trybe Junior and its advantage to students in basic examination classes.
“Some of the features include a continuous assessment component that allows students test their understanding of topics on a chapter by chapter basis as well as the Exam Prep component whichhelps students prepare for promotional exams at every level; Common Entrance, Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination, JSSCE, O-Levels and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).”
Mr. Ahmed added that Airtel Smart Trybe Junior comes with exciting parent-child offers. The kids enjoy free calls and SMS to Mum& Dad from kid’s line.
In addition to this, 10 percent bonus airtime is transferred to kid’s line every time the parents recharge.

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